Cycling: First Team Moda-Anon win for Phil Trodden

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Capital cyclist Phil Trodden posted his first win in the colours of Team Moda-Anon when he powered his way to a solo victory in the Pedal Power Road Race at West Calder.

The 29-year-old, who joined the Manchester-based outfit from the Racers earlier in the year, made his effort with around 12 miles to go and came home well clear of his team mate Jack Barrett, with Scott McCrossan (Paisley Velo) completing the podium. “I’m delighted as it’s my first win of the year so nice to get that monkey off my back,” said Trodden of his success.

However, there was no time for him to rest on his laurels as he contested the Jim Rogers Memorial Road Race over 70 miles at Cockerham in Lancashire.

On this occasion, Barrett took the honours when he outsprinted Dillon Byrne (Champion Systems), with Moda-Anon’s Julian Pearson taking third spot. Trodden shrugged off the effects of a crash to finish 
seventh and the squad’s fourth rider, Finlay Young, who had also made the trip from Edinburgh, capped an impressive weekend for the team when he finished ninth.