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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Germain Burton Graduates to the Olympic Academy Program

Back in February, Olympic Development Program (GB Junior Squad) rider Germain Burton came to us after having most of his winter training destroyed with knee pain. You can read the blog about what we did HERE and his return trip to dial his TT position HERE.

Germain's season has had many ups and a few downs. After we got his knee problem sorted, he took a stage victory in the Junior Peace Race, part of the Junior Nations Cup, in the Czech Republic. 

He also represented Great Britain at the Junior World Championships in both the Team Pursuit (finishing 4th after doing monster 2 lap turns) as well as the Scratch Race. Unfortunately, Germain got taken down in the Scratch Race qualifiers and didn't make it to the final (where there are ups, there are often some downs). However, despite having a winter with consistent knee pain, we're really please to hear that following his trip to Bespoke, Germain had an injury free season.

Germain's hard work and consistent riding have paid off though as he has recently received the news that he will be one of only four riders who will graduated to the Olympic Academy Program (GB Under 23 Squad).
Before he headed up to Manchester to live the life of a full time professional rider under the tutelage of the best programme in the sport; Germain returned to Bespoke to get a second set of footbeds made and some cleats aligned on his new shoes.

Everyone here at Bespoke would like to congratulate Germain on this great achievement and wish him the best of luck for the coming 2014 season with the GB Squad.

Germain Burton, remember the name, you'll be seeing a lot more of him in the future.

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