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ESCA Meadowbank Track League
July 9, 2002
International field as Commonwealth Games approaches
Martin Lonie (Cyclingscotland) topped the score board in some of the best racing seen at Meadowbank Track League in recent years during the ninth round of the 2002 competition.
In an international class field, with the visiting Trinidad Commonwealth Games Squad and Bank of Scotland Scottish Commonwealth Games team members amongst those competing, it was Lonie who won the 40 lap scratch which together with 2 second places in the 15 lap warm up race and Devil and a heat win in the handicap was enough to score a total of 9 points. Not far behind was teammate Ross Muir on 7 points with wins in the 15 lap scratch and Devil together with a point in the consolation Italian Pursuit.
Sprint specialist Marco Librizzi (City of Edinburgh RC / Continental / Classic Walls) showed the benefit of some training in Germany with the British Sprint Squad in preparation for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in winning the 500m handicap from Trinidad riders Elisha Greene and Clinton Grant in what was a perfect example of handicapping with all finalists coming over the line in a blanket finish.
Lonie and Muir now tie with 15 points at the top of the B Season League, with Junior rider Stephen Robertson (Glasgow Couriers) lying in 3rd place on 8 points.
In the combined A & B Season League, Evan Oliphant remains at the top of the board on 55 points, although Darren Howitt has closed slightly on 44 points. Robertson continues to top the Junior league.
In the Womens league, Emily Forde capitalised on the absence of Kate Cullen to move 8 points clear of her rival after winning the Women & Youth Sprint. Junior rider Jane Leask continues to hold third place.
In a close Youth competition, Kevin Barclay (Edinburgh Racers) remains at the top of the league, only 1 point ahead of Lisa Kinroy with Thomas Mackay a further point adrift. 13 year old Shane Charlton (Kingdom RT) continues to make good progress in the league despite a late start to the season and is only three points adrift. Charlton looks an exciting prospect on the track able to compete admirably with the senior B riders in some events.
A Class Riders 15 Lap Scratch 1 R Muir 4.49.84 2 M Lonie 3 N Hall B Class Riders 10 Lap Scratch 1 B Roe 2.27.51 2 S Robertson 3 F Menzies C & D Class Riders 6 Lap Block Handicap 1 S Charlton 2.27.96 2 A Crookston 3 J Leask Qualifying Flying Lap For Sprint Ladder J Cavill 18.46 B Roe 17.50 M Smith 19.16 C Grant 15.00 C Gill 15.92 R Muir 16.47 500m Handicap Heats Heat 1 Winner: M Silver 33.85 Heat 2 Winner: M Librizzi 32.55 Heat 3 Winner: E Green 33.35 Heat 4 Winner: T Mackay 32.56 Heat 5 Winner: Scott Robertson 32.17 Heat 6 Winner: M Lonie 32.88 Consolation Italian Pursuit For Non Finalists Point Scorers R Muir D Howitt F Menzies M Ward E Forde A Crookston R Chapman B Roe Stephen Robertson S Charlton D Smith J Stollery G Steen A Laing O Brooks A Matheson V Possee 500m Handicap Final 1 M Librizzi 32.51 2 E Greene 3 C Grant 4 Scott Robertson Youths / Women 500m Sprint Heat 1 1 E Forde 14.24 2 J Leask 15.61 Heat 2 1 S Charlton 15.94 2 D Lamond 18.80 De'il For B + C Class Riders 1 C Chester 2 M Silver 3 O Brookes De'il For A Class Riders 1 R Muir 2 M Lonie 3 D Howitt Youths / Women 500m Sprint Final 1 E Forde 14.46 2 S Charlton 3 J Leask B & C Class Riders 30 Lap Scratch 1 C Gill 2 F Menzies 3 S Robertson A Class Riders 40 Lap Scratch 1 M Lonie 2 E Greene 3 D Howitt 4 A Laing
Meadowbank National Track League Leading Positions at 9/7/02
Open League 1 Evan Oliphant (Team Velo Ecosse) 55 2 Darren Howitt (Pro Acta Expresso) 41 3 Emily Forde (Team Caledonia) 30 4 Kate Cullen (Edinburgh RC) 27 5 Richard Chapman (Cyclingscotland) 26 6 Andy Laing (Musselburgh RCC) 26 Junior League 1 Stephen Robertson (Glasgow Couriers) 21 2 Stuart McManus (Glasgow Wh) 3 3 Colin Crookston (Denny RC) 2 Womens League 1 Emily Forde (Team Caledonia) 38 2 Kate Cullen (Edinburgh RC) 30 3 Jane Leask (Team Caledonia) 18 Youth League 1 Kevin Barclay (Edinburgh Racers) 21 2 Lisa Kinroy (ERC) 20 3 Thomas Mackay (Edinburgh Racers) 19 Sprint Ladder 1 Marco Librizzi (City of Edinburgh RC) 5 2 Ivor Reid (Clach CC) 3 3 Andy Laing (Musselburgh RCC) 3 Keirin League 1 Graeme Steen (Team Velo Ecosse) 9 2 Evan Oliphant (Team Velo Ecosse) 9 3 Marco Librizzi (City of Edinburgh RC) 6 Season B 1 Martin Lonie (Cyclingscotland) 15 2 Ross Muir (Cyclingscotland) 15 3 Stephen Robertson (Glasgow Couriers) 8 4 Mark Silver (Pedal Power RT) 7 5 Fraser Menzies (Dunedin CC) 7 6 Elisha Green (Classic Walls / Trinidad) 7