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Manx duo take Madison title

Manx duo Peter Kennaugh and Mark Christian are celebrating after winning the British Madison title in dramatic fashion at the Manchester Velodrome last night (Saturday).

They claimed the 200 lap national championship after an epic battle with Geriant Thomas and Luke Rowe of Wales.

Kennaugh had been due to ride with regular partner Rob Hayles but his withdrawal allowed a Manx team to be formed and they made no mistake.

However, they were almost upstaged by another Manx youngster Tim Kennaugh who, along with George Atkins, gained a lap with 20 laps remaining and managed to hold off a charging field headed by the Welsh and Isle of Man teams.

The scoreboard initially proclaimed Kennaugh Jnr and Atkins as the winners, but a commissaire's inquiry led to the result being overturned and Kennaugh and Christian were awarded the National Championship.

After his gruelling efforts, Kennaugh then teamed up an hour later with Hayles to take second place in the Elite Team Devil Scratch – the first event of the Revolution.

Also competing in Manchester were Chris Whorrall and Chris Nicholson.

Whorrall and partner Maclay finished ninth, two places behind Kennaugh and Hayles, in the Team Lap Flying Time Trial, and two places ahead of Christian and Jonny McEvoy.

Tim Kennaugh and George Atkins were 13th, while Nicholson was an impressive third
in the opening Future Stars Boys five kilometre scratch race.

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