Sophie Lewis rides to victory on her Handsling TR3evo
GB’s Sophie Lewis claimed a superb win in the Scratch Race of the UCI Track Champions League in Paris on Saturday.
Riding a Handsling TR3evo, Sophie Lewis broke clear with ten laps remaining to finish more than half a lap ahead of a field featuring the likes of Katie Archibald.
The Champions League is a brand-new track competition that features short format racing across multiple international rounds. The league aims to make track cycling more accessible and more exciting than ever before.
Sophie features in the endurance rounds of the competition – the scratch and elimination races. The UCI Track Champions League is a league format where every round will feature the same race programme. Riders score points across the five rounds in either the Sprint or Endurance category. Each category has two different types of races in which competitors can accumulate points: Sprinters will race in both Sprint and Keirin while Endurance riders will race both Elimination and Scratch.
In the first round in Mallorca she finished 8th in the scratch race and 7th in the elimination. In round two in Berlin, she finished 9th in the scratch race and 12th in the elimination. Then in Paris, she won the scratch and finished 9th in the elimination. Overall, Sophie is ranked a fantastic 6th in the endurance standings with two rounds to go.
Now she’s looking forward to racing at Lee Valley VeloPark, London on Saturday evening, where a home crowd will be cheering her on.
Check out Sophie’s Handsling TR3evo on the Handsling blog.