Wale sets big time as PB's tumble in Glasgow

Wale sets big time as PB's tumble in Glasgow


Top honours on day two of the Commonwealth Games Qualifier in Glasgow belong to Jonathan Wale for riding the best time in the Men’s Kilometre with a time of 1:01.577.

Wale's time meets the Commonwealth Games standard and is the first of two qualifying times required for Team Scotland in 2022, subject to ratification. Tim Shoreman again was in second position to Wale but produced a personal best in the kilometre of 1:03.273. Matti Dobbins (Wheelbase CabTech Castelli) also broke his own record with a 1:06.254.

Ellie Stone produced a new personal best in the standing 500m breaking the 35 second barrier with a 34.95. This time was matched by Luisa Steele with a 34.95 in her first competitive 500m TT since 2018 – which was also a personal best.

Junior Sam Edgar (Johnstone Wheelers) constantly improved over his first weekend racing senior distances. His first Individual Pursuit was a 5.06 on Saturday, producing a 5.01.281 in his final attempt on Sunday afternoon. Not content with his exploits over four kilometres – the young rider rode to a new personal best over the single kilometre – breaking his previous best by over three seconds.

Kate Richardson (Alba Development Road Team) again competed in her maiden track meet with 3km efforts in the individual pursuit. The former triathlete repeated her form by riding in the low 3:40s while fatigued shows encouragement for the events to come. She told Scottish Cycling:

“This weekend has been such a great learning experience in my first track event. I’m not sure it’s normal to do four pursuits in 24 hours though! I’m really pleased with my 3.41 yesterday – I died a bit today on a bigger gear – but that was better than I was expecting.”

Scottish Cycling would once again like to thank Ben Proctor, Kenny Steele, the Commissaire team and Commonwealth Games Scotland for making today possible.