National Derny Champs

Maddy Moore comes tantalisingly close to winning before it all ends in disaster…

Maddy’s first national derny championships didn’t have the most auspicious lead up as she suffered from food poisoning for the whole day before.  Apparently TORQ Lemon Energy drink was her saviour, as it was the only thing she could face.  So it was an exclusively TORQ -fuelled Maddy who took to the boards in the Olympic velodrome and cruised through to the final.  In the final Neah Evans went off like a bullet from the gun and Tim Read (Maddy’s derny pacer) went in hot in pursuit with Maddy clinging to his wheel.  Finally they caught the lead rider and even managed to get clear.  Alas, with the possibility of a jersey in sight, a momentary lapse in concentration saw her clip her the back mudguard of the derny and come down in a high speed crash.  The race was neutralised so she had the chance to get back in with her half lap lead restored but then disaster struck again when Tim’s Derny broke down!  In the end Maddy came 7th but feeling justifiably proud of how she rode (except for the crash!).


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