WUC cyclist wins BUCS Criterium Championship 2019

May 2019

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle University College cyclists, Tom Cullen and George Jones, have taken first and third place at the BUCS Criterium Championship.

Their success came at the end of an exciting weekend. WUC Sport and the WUC cycling club competed in BUCS Road Race Championship on April 27th and the Criterium Championship the following day.

Both events took place at York Sport Cycle Circuit. George stated: “The Road Race Championships on Saturday had been a slightly underwhelming affair, with neither Tom nor I quite achieving the results we'd hoped to. With this in mind, together with a number of very strong riders on the start sheet, our expectations for the Crit race were somewhat modest.”

With the Road Race put to the back of their minds, WUC cyclists Tom and George went on to achieve fantastic results in the BUCS Criterium Championships 2019 the following day.

Tom said: “The early part of the race was hard and very aggressive, many riders attacked to try breakaway from the bunch”.

With four laps to go the tactics began to really kick in and the group cohesion started to break down. Going into the final lap Tom made sure he was second into the final corner with George behind him nicely in third.

Tom opened up his sprint with 200m to go and accelerated away from the others to take a fantastic win for the WUC cycling team. He was closely followed by team mate George who claimed third place.

Tom said: “It was a great day for WUC’s Cycling team”. George added: “It was a great feeling to be able to put two of WUC’s cyclists on the podium!"

Both Tom and George are currently studying for a Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Cycling Performance at WUC.

For more information about the Cycling Performance Foundation Degree, visit