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Tom Moses – a Great Start to the Season


Tom Moses
Tom Moses.

In the opening race of the British Cycling Elite Road Race Series (what was wrong with ‘Star Trophy?’) recently, the Tour of the Reservoir, Moses tried to steal the second stage victory and overall GC with a late attack but was ridden down by Scotland’s Evan Oliphant (Raleigh).

Evan took the honours on the day with the GC going to stage one winner, Alex Peters (Madison-Genesis) who finished just behind the Wick man in fifth spot.

But on a tough stage one of the Tour of Normandie a week or two ago, the late attack did ‘stick’ and Moses rode in to yellow, which he held for three days.

Originally a ‘crosser,’ he was third in the British schoolboy champs in 2008, moving up to win the junior championship race in 2009 – slipping to the junior silver medal spot in 2010.

That same year there was a sixth spot in the junior Paris-Roubaix behind Belgian, Jasper Stuyven – now a World Tour pro with Trek.

It was 2013 when he turned pro for Raleigh with a stand out ninth spot in Paris-Camembert – behind sly fox Frenchman Pierrick Fedrigo – as perhaps the hi-lite.

But there was