McCaig Madison winners gear up for road duels

AFTER teaming up to win the Tony McCaig Memorial madison in the finale to the track season, Aidan Bowe and Luke Knox are now chasing glory on the road.

Team-mates with Regional Academy Cycling Excellence powered by Feelgood Fitness, Bowe and Knox won the Bendigo District Cycling Club's A-grade madison for the first time.

An early lap put them in control of the race as triple world champion Glenn O'Shea and youngster Corey Clarke, and Bendigo International Madison winner Sam Crome and Tayla Evans racked up the sprint points.

Although well back in the sprint duel, Bowe and Knox stayed with them on the attack which lapped the field once again.

"We took a lap about 25 in, but then had to go with those other teams when they attacked," Knox said of the 135-lap fight.

"To win the club madison means a lot. It's one of the biggest races in the track season."

Bowe's first start in the McCaig Airconditioning Daikin Bendigo International Madison just days earlier ended abruptly after a crash.

The 19-year-old bounced back to figure in a lot of chases and sprints in the club madison at the Tom Flood Sports Centre.

A big season for Bowe included racing the under-23 criterium and road race at the national titles in Buninyong.

"I have been consistent in a lot of club races," said Bowe who will race in the Victorian Road Series at Mansfield this weekend.

He and Knox, 25, will be aiming to contest some rounds of the National Road Series this year.

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