Edinburgh cyclist Trodden seventh in Manchester

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Capital cyclist Phil Trodden took several big-name scalps as he continued to make his mark at a high level in the second round of the Revolution Series in Manchester.

The Rigmar Racers man produced a string of good results throughout the evening. And he earned the plaudits in the UCI 15km scratch race when he finished seventh behind a clutch of full-time riders, with Australian Scott Law taking the honours. Trodden also claimed sixth spot in the flying lap and was tenth in the points race.

The Revolution Sprint showdown between Edinburgh’s Callum Skinner – a team sprint gold medallist at this month’s World Cup in Mexico and the winner of four titles at the recent British Championships – and triple world champion Francois Pervis did not materialise, with the Capital star a late withdrawal from the competition. Pervis was the winner.

Rigmar Racers, who have been invited to contest the six-round series as a development team, have so far justified their inclusion and currently lie eighth of 12 teams in the overall standings. The third leg of the competition will also take place in Manchester on January 3.