Cycling: Croall and Joiner take silver medals

City of Edinburgh cyclists Bruce Croall and Charline 
Joiner landed silver medals 
in last night’s session of the British Track Championships in Manchester.

Croall, who was champion two seasons ago and fourth last year, continued the fine form that has seen him dominate proceedings north of the Border over recent months when he posted a time of one minute, 4.035 seconds – a whisker outside his personal best – to take silver in the kilometre time trial behind Great Britain junior international Kian Emadi, who posted a blistering time of 1:02.435, with Matt Rotherham third in 1:04.089.

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His club-mate Joiner confirmed the progress she is making as an endurance racer when she took silver in the women’s 3km pursuit. The 24-year-old Commonwealth Games team sprint medallist, who has now moved up to distance events, clocked three minutes 54.037 seconds in qualifying. That time secured her place in the final after it was beaten only by double world junior road race champion Lucy Garner.

Joiner produced a solid ride in the final, stopping the clock at 3:55.085, but Garner improved on her earlier effort to take the gold in 3:52.414.