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Tyrell Cooper-Nelson

Tyrell Cooper-Nelson.

The 14-year-old, from Derby and a member of the Derby BMX Club, finished third in the British BMX Series riding a year above his age group and is aiming to be selected for the Olympic Development Performance pathway.

Tyrell says: "I race BMX regionally, nationally and internationally. I have competed in two World Championships over the last two years so far, and in my first I finished 11th overall.

"My regular weekly club training is with Derby BMX club at my home track at Alvaston Park, Derby. I also use the velodrome again as part of organised training by my club to keep my strength and fitness up.

"Depending on sponsorship for the upcoming new season, I am hoping to compete in the 2016 BMX World Championship in Columbia, South America, and achieve a top eight result.

"Next year, I will be competing in the National BMX series riding in the age group above (16 male) and competing in most of European race series racing 15-16 male, and also the 2016 European championships in Verona, Italy.

"Unfortunately, throughout the 2015 season I suffered from several injuries, but this winter I am looking to increase my fitness and train hard to return to the new season in strong form and better than before.

"This year I finished third overall in the National BMX series racing the age above (15 male), but next year I'm hoping to take the win.

"Due to my consistent high performances and commitment to the sport shown I have earned a place on the British Cycling Olympic Development Academy as an apprentice for 2015-16 season.

"I will receive personal coaching and an intensive training program from British cycling coaches to improve my skills, strength and techniques with the aim of earning a place on the Junior Olympic Development Academy."