Jon Mould (UK Youth) and George Atkins (Team USN) won a tightly-fought British Madison National Championship on Saturday in Manchester to take the title.
Having been neck-and-neck in the points standings, it was down to Atkins to beat Adam Blythe (BMC Racing) in the final sprint to win the championship after 200 laps of Manchester velodrome.
Blythe and partner Peter Kennaugh (Sky) placed second, with NetApp-Endura duo Russell Downing and Jonny McEvoy in third.
British Madison National Championship 2013: Result
1. Jon Mould (UK Youth) and George Atkins (Team USN)
2. Adam Blythe (BMC Racing) and Peter Kennaugh (Sky)
3. Russell Downing (NetApp-Endura) and Jonny McEvoy (NetApp-Endura)
Jon Mould and George Atkins
Jonny McEvoy and Russell Downing
Adam Blythe and Peter Kennaugh
George Atkins pips Adam Blythe in the final sprint
Jon Mould and George Atkins in national champions’ colours
Left to right: Peter Kennaugh, Adam Blythe, Jon Mould, George Atkins, Jonny McEvoy and Russell Downing