USA Cycling reported that San Clemente’s “Daniel Willet (LUX-Specialized by Cynergy) led a trio of Americans to top-20 finishes at the Paris-Roubaix Juniors race, clocking a 2:52:33 to finish sixth. Also in action for the USA Cycling National Development Program (NDP), the Team USA women raced the Energiewacht Tour in the Netherlands and the U23 men battled wet cobblestones at the U23 Tour of Flanders in Belgium.
Willett finished with an 11-man chase to take the top-10 finish as the competition concluded with one-and-a-half laps around the Roubaix Velodrome. Dutch riders Bram Welten (NED) and Pascal Eenkhoorn (NED) finished in a two-man break to place first and second in 2:52:00 and 2:52:02, and were swiftly trailed by Stan Dewulf (BEL), who took third in 2:52:11.
In the 11-man group with Willett were teammates Ethan Reynolds (Boise, Idaho/Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) and Jack Maddux (Freso, Calif./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team), who finished 11th and 12th in 2:52:33. Jonny Brown (Covington, Texas/Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) crossed 38th in 2:57, followed by Clayton Stone (Anthem, Ariz./Superissimo) in 2:59:19. Bo Knickman (Newbury Park, Calif./LUX-Specialized by Cynergy) also competed.”
Today, Willet continued his good form with a win at the Sea Otter Classic Circuit Race in the Junior 17 -18 race, with his LUX-Specialized by Cynergy teammate and San Dimas Stage Race winner Brandon McNulty in 2nd.
Above Photo – A 14 year old Daniel Willet wins the Ladera Ranch Grand Prix.
Photo by Frank Sarate / SoCalCycling.com