Mark Christian and Simon Yates won the 2012 British Madison National Championship at Manchester velodrome on Saturday afternoon, January 28.
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The 100% ME duo comprehensively overhauled the field to take the win – and earn the right to wear the red, white and blue national champions’ jerseys.
Sky and Sigma Sport pair Alex Dowsett and Tom Murray placed second, with 100% ME’s George Atkins and Owain Doull in third spot.
Also taking place during the afternoon were the qualifying rounds for the evening’s sprint events at the final Revolution track meeting of the year.
Olympic sprint stars Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny were among those hitting the boards. Fans will not be treated to seeing Kenny in the sprint world champion’s jersey as he is yet to be officially awarded it by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Kenny claimed the jersey after Frenchman Gregory Bauge was stripped of the title after violating the UCI’s anti-doping regulations.
Doull and Atkins
Christian and Yates
Dowsett and Murray
Simon Yates and Mark Christian top the podium
Sir Chris Hoy looking pensive
Sir Chris Hoy getting ready to start
Sir Chris Hoy in action during the qualifiers for the evening’s Revolution track meeting