The 2020 winner of the Boucles de l’Oise Juniors, Tom Day, got his first experience in the U23 ranks in Greek soil with the GP Rhodes and the International Tour of Rhodes. The talented British rider looks back to it with positivism. “I felt that my form was good after my winter preparations and going into the race I felt confident in my abilities to help the team through out each stage the best I could. I had some misfortune with a heavy spring cold during that race and a crash on the last stage but I continue to work hard in training before my next block of races in about a months time”
Talking about his upcoming goals, Day will be joining his teammates in early May in our team camp in Limburg, after that he will competing in a series of local time trials that will asses his form and improvements coming into the next period of races.
The set of races in Greece was not only Tom Day’s debut as U23, but also his first racing experience representing the SEG Racing Academy flag. Despite the short time together, the 18-year old is impressed with the way that the team the team is structured and run. “It’s really great to be able to travel again albeit within strict COVID guidelines and testing. The team structure is really good; I spent some time undergoing the necessary medical checks with the team doctor, then to a team training camp to spend some time with my team mates, followed by some acclimatization in Greece before racing with the team at the Tour of Rhodes. The sponsor and mechanical support offered by the team is really appreciated as I suffered some mechanical damage to my bike during the crash and the Academy race support ensured I was back in the race with a new bike pulling for the team”