Stephen Willams announcement on the Commonwealth Games
Stephen Williams has been selected to represent Wales in the upcoming Commonwealth Games that will be celebrated in Queensland, Australia, between the 4th and 15th of April.  Unfortunately, his participation in Australia overlaps with one of his biggest goals of the season, Liège-Bastogne-Liège U23 in the 14th of April. The long travel and the difficult logistics make it impossible for the 21-year old to take part in both events in his best condition. Being in that situation, Williams has taken the decision to stay in Europe and target his goals with the team. 

From the Academy, we want to express our maximum support to the whole Wales delegation attending the Commonwealth Games as well as to Wales’ cycling coach, Darren Tudorfor his understanding and help throughout the situation. We wish them nothing but the best in the event. 

Stephen Williams:
“As a patriotic Welshman, it is been a dream of mine to represent my country. When I was told I had been selected for the Road Race in the up-and-coming Commonwealth Games in Australia, I was extremely proud. This season is very important to me, being in my final year as a U23 rider with SEG Racing Academy the team has worked hard for me with the aim of targeting early season races such as Liège-Bastogne-Liège. With this in mind and after much deliberation with friends, team managers and Welsh Cycling I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that traveling to the Gold Coast will cause too much disruption to an already hectic season for me. I would like to record my sincere gratitude to everyone at Welsh Cycling and SEG Racing Academy for their help and understanding when I took time to consider my options and make my decision. Finally, I would like to wish the entire Commonwealth team and those selected for the Road Race and track, in particular, the best of luck”.