Cycling: Trodden takes fifth spot in London

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Capital cyclist Phil Trodden produced a solid effort as the Rigmar Racers team had its debut in the Cycling Revolution Series at the Olympic Velodrome in London.

The former rugby player combined with his team-mate Alastair Rutherford to finish in fifth spot in the British Madison Championships, which were incorporated into the racing programme. They crossed the line behind Andy Tennant and Oliver Wood, while Joe Holt and Commonwealth time trial champion Alex Dowsett took silver and Scot Mark Stewart linked up with English rider Gabriel Cullaigh to take third.

Trodden also contested several Revolution events, with his best result coming in the scratch race where he finished seventh behind former track world champion Ben Swift.

Meanwhile, Edinburgh Road Club teenager Matthias Barnett had an opportunity to test himself against some of Britain’s leading young riders in the Future Stars competition.

Riding in the colours of Rigmar Racers for the meeting – the first leg of the six-round Revolution series which visits Glasgow in January – Barnett, the current British youth criterium champion, acquitted himself well against several track specialists, posting a top-ten finish in the points race.