Cycling: Juniors take spotlight at Meadowbank

Gus GILLIES of the Capital-based Bicycleworks team had a fruitful outing in the latest round of the Meadowbank National Track League, stretching clear in the junior category and moving up to joint sixth place overall.

Gillies took second place in the 15-lap block handicap – a race won by unattached rider Scott Macrae, who lies second in the table – then added two points by winning intermediate sprints in the course des primes, before going on to finish third in the Keirin.

The latter event was won by Kenny Ayre (City of Edinburgh), fresh from his silver medal in the British Tandem championship last weekend with Bruce Croall, who remains at the top of the table although he failed to register a win.

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The night’s top performer was Glasgow’s Greg Brown (Dooley’s RT) who posted three victories.

Another City of Edinburgh rider, Emma Baird, took the women’s Keirin ahead of league leader Katy Archibald (Edinburgh Racers).

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Meanwhile, Mathias Barnet (Edinburgh RC) has taken over from his team-mate Sean Flynn as pacesetter in the youths’ competition after recording wins in the handicap and Devil Tak’ the Hindmost events, as well as picking up an intermediate sprint in the course des primes.