Cycling: World-class test for Trodden and Young

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Capital cyclists Phil Trodden and Finlay Young will be up against world-class opponents when they line up for the British Madison Championships at the Olympic Velodrome in London tonight.

Trodden, who won the Scottish individual pursuit title in Glasgow last weekend, will link up with his Rigmar Racers colleague Alistair Rutherford, who took the honours in the Scottish 30 kilometre points race, for the two-man team event. Young will partner Martin Lonie, a medallist in the recent World Masters Championships.

However, tonight’s 50km promises to be a tough assignment against a field that includes world champions Ed Clancy and Andy Tennant, as well as Commonwealth Games time trial gold medallist Alex Dowsett, who will link up with teenager Joe Holt.

The championship kicks off a busy weekend for the Rigmar Racers riders who have earned an invitation to compete at the six-round Revolution Series. The opening leg of that competition takes place tomorrow at the same venue. Other Edinburgh riders making the trip include Mathias Barnett, who will compete in Rigmar Racers colours in the Future Stars series.