Irish teenager Autumn Collins takes victory in British Cycling’s national women’s series

Posted on: May 8th, 2014

Autumn Collins has taken victory in the British Cycling National Women’s Omnium Series in Dundee, Scotland, riding against elite British women. Seen here at the London Velodrome earlier in the year.




Irish teenager Autumn Collins, riding for Adamstown Cycling Club, has won the opening round of British Cycling National Women’s Omnium Series.

The event which was held in Dundee saw the first-year junior create history by becoming the first Irish rider to win a round of this prestigious series.

Coming as it did against elite riders, the win underlines her emerging track talent.

The event consisted of four races; a 400m TT, 8km points race, keirin and a 2km pursuit.

Autumn got off to good start, placing 3rd in the 400m TT despite pulling her wheel against her frame with her start effort. Unaware that she was allowed a restart the Adamstown rider continued her effort to place third.

In the 8km points race, Autumn placed 2nd in one sprint and 3rd on the two other sprints to finish 3rd in the event.

Following the points race the Limerick teenager secured her best placing of the day when she won the keirin in a photo finish.

After that she was lying 2nd in the overall standings. The 2km pursuit was the final event of the day, with the riders taking to start line as the rain poured down.  Finishing 3rd was enough to secure her the overall win.

The result follows on from her finishing 2nd in the women’s omnium in Herne Hill, London, in April and 13th in the senior women’s 5km at the Good Friday meet at the Olympic Velodrome, also in London.