Wight, Porter score upset win in Madison

YELLOW JERSEY: Rohan Wight and Alex Porter on their way to Bendigo Madison glory. Picture: NONI HYETT
YELLOW JERSEY: Rohan Wight and Alex Porter on their way to Bendigo Madison glory. Picture: NONI HYETT

Young guns Rohan Wight and Alex Porter scored a thrilling win in Sunday night’s McCaig Daikin Bendigo International Madison.

Wight and Porter upstaged big guns Cam Meyer and Callum Scotson  and Sam Welsford and Kell O’Brien to win by a lap. 

Seven teams  – including all the big guns – gained a lap midway through the race and the madison became a race of cat and mouse. Favourites Scotson and Meyer attacked repeatedly, but they were continually reeled in.

While the big guns watched each other, Wight and Porter rode a smart race and pounced to gain a lap with just 25 laps remaining.They emulated their coach Tim Decker to win the Bendigo Madison in upset style.

Welsford and O’Brien were second – one lap down and 70 points, while Roy Pieters and Josh Harrison were third.

Meyer and Scotson were fourth.