Coventry complete imposing Elite League squad with three times British Champion - The Coventry Observer

Coventry complete imposing Elite League squad with three times British Champion

Coventry Editorial 18th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

COVENTRY CYCLE SPEEDWAY have officially announced their largest signing in the club’s history after months of growing speculation.

Three times British Champion Andy Angell will spearhead Coventry and lead the Elite League attack after moving from northern side Sheffield.

The 27-year-old won the British final in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and is the most decorated British rider in the past ten years.

Amid the flurry of rider signings in recent weeks, Angell was the most wanted rider by the club when bosses decided to seek elevation into the Elite League.

It is thought Angell’s close friendship with Coventry club official Mark Phillips, and several others, was one of the key elements in Angell joining the Hearsall Common outfit.

The three times British champion started racing at the age of 12 and is now an automatic choice for Team GB.

A personal trainer by trade, Angell relies on his fitness levels to win many of his points from the back.

In a visit to Coventry on Saturday (February 13) Angell said: “I have watched the rise of Coventry Cycle Speedway club over the past three years.

“Like all the top riders of recent years, we can`t wait to race at Coventry in major events.

“The club have big plans for the future and are even hoping to relocate to a new facility – it’s great to be along for this exciting ride.”

Deputy Mayor, Coun Lindsley Harvard, said: “What a fantastic signing for Coventry.

“It just goes to show how successful Coventry Cycle Speedway Club is – I am honoured to present him with his shirt.”

Upcoming Coventry youngster Mason Phillips, who joined Coventry as a 13-year-old junior and finished seventh in last year’s World Junior final added: “I have modelled my bike, my racing style and my whole professional approach on Andy Angell.

“He`s my hero – all of the Coventry juniors will learn so much from him.”

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