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Hands Off The Handle Bars

Hands Off The Handle Bars
Photo Description:
Mark Cavendish was getting ready for possibly the biggest day of his career so far, and he was feeling quite apprehensive about the extreme competition he was about to face. He realised if he didn’t win the world championships jersey he would let the team and the country down. He was thinking about his family and friends who had come all the way from the United Kingdom and if he messed up on the day he would know how they would feel to see him lose. The race was going to start in forty minutes and he put on his thin lycre and put on his shoes and thought out his game plan with the team. They set off and Mark and Bradley Wiggins (one of his team mates) were with each other just riding in the slipstream and they didn’t cycle very hard because they didn’t want to lose their energy. All through the day the sun didn’t stop beating down on them in a boiling day in Copenhagen. David Millar (one of Mark’s team mates) he rode at the front for most of the duration of the day and all the work at the front was done by David Millar and Ben Swift and they were the heroes of the day. Mark Wrenshaw who would normally be Mark’s lead out man cycles for another country and would not be leading out Cavendish that day. Although Mark did have a few good lead outs like Millar of Wiggins and it would be just enough for Cav to win. Mark started riding hard about an hour of so into the afternoon and about two hours after Mark started riding hard Mark started sweating violently. It was into the last three kilometres and the lead out train started forming (a group of cyclists leading out the main sprinter and in this case it was Mark Cavendish). The pace went up to fifty km per hour and soon it was up to sixty kilometres per hour. Mark was boxed in but found a way out and was sprinting faster than ever. He was in the last two hundred meters and before he Knew it he had won the world championships jersey and he put his hands of the handle bars. He put his hands on his head and screamed and shouted with exhilaration. He climbed off his bike and hugged his team mates. He climbed on the top spot of the podium and put on his new rainbow coloured jersey and it was over. The end
 
Author
Ben Jackson , 12 yrs
 
School
st.anthony's prep school