CYCLING: Witham Wheeler Karl is back on track at Manchester

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Witham Wheelers youngster Karl Baillie raced for Team Sky in the Hoy Future Stars series at the first Revolution meeting at Manchester Velodrome last Saturday.

He finished second in the 20-lap points race, winning the second sprint and crossing the line second in the dash to the finish. A frantic six-lap dash race saw Karl getting on the right wheels to finish fourth.

In the final 20-lap scratch race, Karl made an abitious move with three laps to go but was caught half way round the final lap before finishing in seventh.

He lies in second place overall going into the second round of the series at Glasgow later this month.

Karl rode the Regional Track League at Manchester on the previous evening and won the points race, came second in the four-lap scratch and was third in the elimination race.