Rowe and Kennaugh take National Madison title

Luke Rowe and Peter Kennaugh, winners, British Madison National Championship 2011

Pre-race favourites Luke Rowe and Peter Kennaugh lived up to their billing to take victory in an exciting National Madison Championships at the Manchester velodrome on Saturday.

Rapha Condor Sharp's newly-signed duo of Andy Tennant and world omnium champion Ed Clancy looked comfortable in the early stages, cruising to maximum sprint points ahead of the young Team Sky / Team GB pair. But the men in black may have been guilty in forgetting it was a 50km (200 lap) race and not a four-minute pursuit.

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