Rising cycling star Patrick Eddy has won the Bendigo Sportsmen’s Association Junior Sports Star of the Year award.
Eddy edged out the other three quarterly nominees – Katerina Pizzo (swimming), Ruby Conti (gymnastics) and Alessia McCaig (cycling) – and was presented with his award at a dinner at Kangaroo Flat Sports Club on Thursday night.
Eddy’s 2018 started in brilliant fashion when he won two gold medals at the national junior track championships in Melbourne.
Eddy won gold in the under-17 50-lap point score and in the men’s team pursuit.
He combined with fellow Bendigo cyclist Blake Agnoletto, Henry Dietze (Brunswick) and Max Leiner (Carnegie) to win in a new national record.
In September, Eddy showed his class on the road when he was crowned champion of champions at the Junior National Road Championships in Bunbury.
Eddy won the individual time-trial and the criterium and was sixth in the road race.
The champion of champions victory clinched Eddy the National Junior Road Series title. A student at Girton Grammar, Eddy steps up to the under-19 age group this summer.
Eddy follows in the footsteps of fellow Bendigo cyclist Isaac Buckell, who won the 2015 BSA Junior Sports Star of the Year award.
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