Chris Newton points race Manchester world cup

Chris Newton has won silver in the scratch race at the UCI Track World Cup in Beijing, China, after scoring a gold medal in the points race the previous day.

Newton came second behind New Zealand's Hayden Godfrey at the Laoshan velodrome, where he won a bronze medal in the Olympic Games points race in August.

Britain's Mark Christian, riding in 100% ME team colours, came a highly creditable 11th on the same lap as Godfrey and Newton after being part of the same decisive break during the race.

One round of the track World Cup remains (Copenhagen, February 13-15) before the riders head to Poland for the 2009 track World Championships on March 25-29. Newton goes to Poland as favourite for the points race after winning two rounds in the World Cup.

Men's scratch race
1. Hayden Godfrey (New Zealand)

2. Chris Newton (Great Britain)

3. Rafal Ratajczyk (Poland)

11. Mark Christian (Team 100% ME)


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