Croall signals his intent for Glasgow 2014

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Capital cyclist Bruce Croall showed that he is on track to realise his ambition of securing a place at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow when he recorded a personal best to win the British Masters kilometre time trial title at Newport Velodrome.

The 34-year-old City of Edinburgh rider clocked 1 minute 3.212 seconds to clinch gold by a substantial margin. The time would have been good enough for fourth place at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. That success formed part of a treble for Croall, who also chalked up wins in the individual sprint and the scratch race.

Another rider who tasted victory in a successful championship for the Scottish contingent was Croall’s clubmate Jenny Davis. A team sprint silver medallist in Delhi, she is keen for a repeat involvement in Glasgow and evidenced her claims for a place in the team when she struck gold in the 500 metres time trial. West Lothian-based Steve McCaw (Sandy Wallace Cycles) was another winner, powering his way to top spot in the points race.