Weekend Events Round Up: 20/21 October 2018

Weekend Events Round Up: 20/21 October 2018


This weekend was a busy one for the Great Britain Cycle Team riders on the track, and cyclo-cross racers getting muddy closer to home.

TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup


Commonwealth Games golden boy and Scottish favourite Mark Stewart took to the boards in France for the Points race. He set the early pace and four of the first six intermediate sprints went his way and, as he joined two fellow riders in taking a lap, 40 points were his by the time the halfway stage came around.

That intensity was always going to be a hard one to maintain as Stewart remained content to stay in the pack as the race headed to its conclusion.

Victory in the tenth sprint further helped his cause as he moved to 45 points, a tally that proved enough for second place behind Germany’s Moritz Malcharek.

Mark was also part of the silver medal winning line up in Team Pursuit alongside Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Kian Emadi and Ollie Wood.

Mark Stewart stole the show in France

Neah Evans was joined by EMily Kay for the Madison where they set the marker down in  by taking victories in both the opening two intermediary sprints.

They were leading at the halfway stage and only a Denmark victory on the final lap would have been enough for Amalie Dideriksen and Julie Leth to triumph.

But in a straight sprint on the final lap, the Danes edged it by a whisker to take them level on 23 points with Evans and Kay, but confirming the success due to their victory on the final sprint.

Jack Carlin came within millimetres of a podium place in a vastly experienced and talented kierin field.

Huub Wattbike featuring Scottish riders John Archibald and Johnny Wale took forth in the Team Pursuit after losing out on a medal to World Champions Italy.

Next week the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup heads to Milton.

BMX Street competition, Sydney

A Scottish rider won gold in the BMX Street competition at the X-Games in Sydney. Alex Donnachie regularly rides at Unit 23 Skatepark in Dumbarton and grew up near Coupar Angus. 

You can watch his run here

SXC Round 3

Lochmore Meadows, Fife

It was a brilliant day of racing at Lochore Medows in Fife with huge fields of riders in all categories.

Scottish Cyclings Fraser Johnston, who raced the Senior Men's event said,

"Lochore Meadows played host to the third round of the Scottish Cyclocross series on Sunday, with well over 600 riders taking part in the event. Predominantly dry conditions made for some fast, tactical racing around a course which incorporated the infamous ‘spiral of doom’ which was bewildering for riders and a spectator favourite! Highlight of the day had to be the battle between Eileen Roe, Isla Short and Kerry MacPhee in the Women’s race, with Kerry eventually distancing the other two to take the overall win!"

Senior Men

1st Gary Macdonald

2nd Rab Wardell

3rd David Duggan

Senior Women

1st Kerry MacPhee

2nd Eileen Roe

3rd Isla Short

All eye will be on Irvine Beach next weekend as the best Cyclo-cross racers in Britain head north for the HSBC-UK Cyclo-cross National Trophy,