Bruce Croall claims seventh Meadowbank track title

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Bruce Croall bagged sufficient points to seal the Meadowbank National Track League title for a seventh time with a solid showing in last night’s round of racing.

The City of Edinburgh rider missed the opening event. But he took three intermediate sprints in the course des primes, then finished second in the 35-lap scratch event.

Having dominated the league since the start of the season, Croall already looked home and dry, but last night’s results mean he cannot be overhauled.

However, the race for second spot will go to the wire after the two contenders, Phil Trodden (City of Edinburgh) and Dave Martin (Bicycleworks), posted a win apiece. Meanwhile, another City of Edinburgh rider, John Paul, continued his solo build-up to next year’s Commonwealth Games with an impressive win in the Rollapaluza Keirin Festival in London.

Paul, who has been dropped from the British Cycling Academy, eased to wins in each of his three races to seal a place in the final. And he maintained his domination when he powered to victory ahead of his Great Britain junior international Matt Rotherham.