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Former Ridgewood student is top placed Brit in Commonwealth Games road race!

Tom Stewart was 8th out of 116 competitors.

If you watched the recent Commonwealth Games from Australia's Gold Coast, you may have noticed a young British cyclist doing rather well in the Men's Road Race. Former Ridgewood student Tom Stewart led for much of the race, and eventually finished in 8th, securing his place as the top placed British rider and beating 108 others.

During his time at Ridgewood, Tom took part in the Duke of Edinburgh award alongside completing his GCSEs, staying on to study Engineering in the Sixth Form and gaining a place to study Engineering at Sheffield University.

His talent was clear and he was approached by professional cycling teams whilst at university - he has been a pro-cyclist ever since. Immediately his cycling career took off and he came 6th overall in the Tour of Dubai in 2017, even beating Mark Cavendish! His victory a year later in the Tour de Normandie 2018 meant he was the first Brit since 1985 to win this prestigious race. You can read more about it here.

You can also watch here to see how Tom prepared for the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire, and watch out for him this weekend in the Tour de Yorkshire 2018, riding for the JLT Condor team. Good luck Tom!