Our lad was 0.7 of a second away from a bronze medal - ouch - perhaps a pair of deep section wheels would've made the difference and lifted Mr T onto the podium? Sometimes it can be about the bike as well.
Riding in British Cycling Talent Team colors and given leave by CCH from this year's London Youth Games, Tao found his regular racing trips to Belgium a good grounding for this excellent result.
THURSDAY 4th August 2011
Rhys Howells, noted and well known for his esoteric brand of teamwork during races, finally got to where he wanted to be at last Thursday's Hog Hill Summer League event; 1st place and 1st category in one night. Punctures ruled out two of Rhys's breakaway companions leaving one rider left to deal with. Foolishly this guy decided to attack with one lap to go, Rhys clawed his way back on the way round to cruise past the 'bye now' spooked 1st looser to win.