Cyclist Ellie Richardson picks up podium finish

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Edinburgh Road Club track sprinter Ellie Richardson bagged a podium finish in the women’s sprint in the latest round of the Revolution Cycling Series at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

The 29-year-old posted a personal best of 11.748 seconds as she qualified in fourth spot behind Victoria Williamson of England, Melisaandre Pain of France and the Dutch rider Kyra Lamberink.

The Scot then beat Bernette Beyers of South Africa in the quarter-final but exited the competition against Williamson in the next round. She was handed third spot overall when her bronze medal ride-off opponent Sophie Capewell withdrew. On a busy night in the saddle, Richardson edged out her team-mate Emma Baird to win the Keirin minor final, giving her seventh place overall.

Former City of Edinburgh rider Katie Archibald took second spot in the women’s scratch and the elimination scratch race and was third in the elimination scratch race, all of which were won by double Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott

Capital rider Phil Trodden competed well against the full-time professionals, with his best result coming in the 30 kilometre points race where he was eighth.