Hayden Power. Junior tour 2022

Hayden Power. Junior tour 2022

2022 sees the return of Irelands Eurocycles-Eurobaby Junior Tour after a two year absence.

The race runs from Tuesday July 12th to Sunday July 17th around the picturesque County Clare.

Comeragh CC’s sole junior and representative is a young man who needs very little introduction; Hayden Power.

2021’s Under 16 road race champion and son of the 2 time Rás winner and double Olympian Ciarán Power. We asked Hayden a few questions in the lead-up to Tuesday’s start of the Junior Tour

Q             Why and when did you take up cycling?

A             I took up cycling when I was 6years old doing the Sean Kelly Tour in Dungarvan

Q             Why and when did you join Comeragh CC?

A             When I was 8yrs old I took out my first license, it was always going to be Comeragh CC, my grandad, dad, uncles and aunts were all members of Comeraghcc since 1988.

Q             What has been your favourite moment since you took up cycling

A             Winning the National Champs last year at under 16, and looking good doing it!

Q             What is your favourite local race

A             The National Road Series run by Cunga CC in Cong Co.Mayo, it was so well organised and the scenery was unreal

Q             What is your favourite International race?

A             The Tour de France watching Van Aert

Q             Who is your favourite cyclist?

A             Mathew Van Der Poel (After my dad of course!)

Q             What is your favourite film?

A             Hustle – The new Adam Sandler movie

Q             What was the last book you read?

A             “Team on the Run” – The Linda McCartney Story

Q             What do you do for fun? (Not bike related)

A             Play footy (soccer!) with my friends

Q             Who is your greatest Insperation?

A             My Mam & Dad -Mam was captain of the Irish basketball team and Dad was a professional cyclist, two time Ras winner and double Olympian

Q             What are your expectations for the Junior Tour?

A             This is the biggest stage race I will have done to-date. I would love 1 or 2 podium places on stages, I am a first year Junior so I would also like

                To build experience for the 2023 Junior Tour