Solid showing by SASI riders at World Cup

Solid showing by SASI riders at World Cup

Glasgow was the first leg of the four-part World Cup where SASI riders competed strongly

Cam Meyer & Callum Scotson 
Cam Meyer & Callum Scotson Glasgow World Cup 2016 

SASI cyclists gained plenty of experience and fast-tracked their international development during the recent opening World Cup leg in Glasgow.

Callum Scotson, who has had a stellar 2016 in the sport, won a silver medal with Cameron Meyer (Western Australia) in the Madison, just one point off the winner. Scotson, who also rode in the Scratch race as a warm up event, finishing 18th, said it was a thrill to ride in the event and perform well.

"It does feel really good to come away with the silver,'' he said.

"Especially with the new format where to be in the mix you have to be one of the strongest teams. It's my best result in Madison at international level so I can't complain.'' Rohan Wight rode well but under a tough situation where he had to ride first, and by himself, in the individual pursuit where he finished 10th overall. Rising star Holly Takos rode a personal best of 11.1s in the flying 200m qualifying and finished fifth overall after the sprint rounds. Holly partnered with Courtney Field in the Team Sprint to finish fourth with some top rides.

Tom Clarke qualified 18th in the sprint, bowing out in later rounds, 11th in the Team Sprint and 12th in the Keirin.

Overall Australia won three medals and was placed fifth on the medal count. Meyer won the team's only gold in the Points Race, while Field (Victoria) won a Keirin bronze.

The next leg of the series moves to Apeldoorn between November 11 and 14, 2016.