It might have been a quieter weekend on the racing front, but there were still a number of Scottish riders making the trip to the podium as the cyclocross season continues to gather pace.
Cyclocross National Trophy
Round two of the British series took place in Skipton, with Zach Buchan (Pentland Racers) and Rhuairdh Fulton (West Lothian Clarion) leading the way with a terrific one-two in the Under-14 Boy’s race. As he did the previous weekend at round one, Buchan ran out a clear winner by some 30 seconds, whilst Fulton upgraded bronze for silver, making it a very healthy start to the season for these two young men.
In the female equivalent there was another strong ride for Olivia Poole (Deeside Thistle) who also took second place, the front two well clear of the rest, whilst teammate Melanie Rowe was fifth and Daisy Wilkinson (SORT) seventh in the U16 race.
Ishbel Strathdee once again cracked the top ten in the Elite Female race on Saturday, whilst Daisy Taylor (Royal Albert) was seventh in the Junior Female’s contest - the conditions were muddier than expected for this early in the season! In the Elite Men’s race Lewis Martin (Studio Velo) made the step up to emulate Strathdee’s efforts with a tenth place finish and a valuable UCI point. Meanwhile the evergreen Davie Lines (Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli) took a fine sixth place in the V40 Men’s race.
4th Gree-Tour of Guangxi
Whilst the road season is all but finished, Oscar Onley (Team dsm-firmenich) continues to showcase his talent over in China, coming home 11th on the key fourth stage, just 12 seconds back on Milan Vader of Jumbo-Visma. With one stage remaining, the borders man is 11th on GC, 22 seconds off the lead and eight seconds off the podium.
Closer to home it was week two of the Glasgow Track League, with strong numbers in action once again - full results once we have them.