Cycling: Croall on track to retain title

Bruce Croall stretched his advantage at Meadowbank. Picture: IAN GEORGESON

Bruce Croall stretched his advantage at Meadowbank. Picture: IAN GEORGESON

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Capital cyclist Bruce Croall moved a step closer to retaining the Meadowbank National Track League when the action resumed last night.

The City of Edinburgh rider extended his advantage when he pipped team-mate Phil Trodden on the line to win the 12-lap scratch, with Dave 
Martin (Bicycleworks) in third.

The same trio occupied the top three places in the Keirin, but Trodden, who took the honours with Croall, was in second spot. Martin won the Devil Take the Hindmost, with the other duo failing to score.

However, Croall powered home ahead of Trodden and Graham Barclay (Leslie Bike Shop) in the 40-lap scratch.

As the multi-champion apparently heads towards his latest title win, the main competition in the remaining four weeks is set to be for the runners-up spot between Martin and Trodden.

Meanwhile, another City of Edinburgh rider, Kate McCullough-Young edged closer to landing both the women’s and junior titles when she took maximum points in the six-lap scratch.