UTTOXETER cyclist Joe Evans is preparing to fly out to represent Great Britain at the European Junior Track championships in Anadia, Portugal, next week.
The 17-year-old Thomas Alleyne School pupil will be targeting gold in the four-man 4km team pursuit and the 3km individual pursuit, as well as the championship-closing Madison event.
Evans, who rides for the Haribo Beacon team, has just returned home from a training camp in Newport and will head over to Portugal on Friday for the Championships, which begin on Tuesday.
And his hopes are high, particularly following success earlier in the season when the team won gold in the team pursuit at a prestigious international event at Apeldoorn, in Holland.
Evans took silver in the individual pursuit in Holland, behind team-mate Matt Gibson.
And there will be no rest for the Uttoxeter youngster when he returns to this country, as it will be straight into the National Track Championships in Manchester at the beginning of August.