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The junior GB squad were in action at the weekend with Erick Rowsell taking second spot in the three-day Axel Tour in Holland. Ably supported by Andrew Fenn, Luke Rowe, Chris Worrall and Andrew Williams, Rowsell finished seven seconds behind Dutchman Jasper Bovenhuis from the Peddelaars Krolstone team.

You might expect team manager Darren Tudor to be pleased with the weekend?s work but disappointment at not winning shows how expectations of the juniors have been raised. ?A couple of years back we would have been excited by second place, but after winning Paris-Roubaix [Andy Fenn] and this race last year [Adam Blythe], we thought we could have done better,? he said.

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