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.
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!"
1st Gary Macdonald
2nd Rab Wardell
3rd David Duggan
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,