Cyclist Martyn Irvine has won two silver medals at the Track World Cup in Glasgow.
The cyclist, who also competed in the Men’s omnium at the 2012 Olympics in London, claimed his two podium positions in the scratch race and individual pursuit events.
Martyn’s second place finish in the scratch race came after a strong performance in the closely contested final, throughout which he kept up with the leading riders before pressing ahead in a sprint finish which saw Tristan Marguet of Switzerland take Gold and Roy Eefting of the Netherlands claim bronze.
The final of the individual pursuit was just as competitive, with Martyn going head-to-head with Olympic omnium champion Lasse Norman Hansen. Whilst the latter clinched the Gold medal, Irvine’s second Silver, along with a personal best time of 4:22.745, capped of what was a very successful weekend for the Commonwealth Bronze Medallist.
Afterwards, Martyn reflected on his excellent performance, and noted that he was enjoying the change from the multi-disciplined omnium event:
“I was really excited about this weekend. It’s the first in over two years that I’ve done something without the Omnium in my mind,” he said. “The lack of stress of the Omnium almost feels enjoyable. I was delighted with the way the weekend went.”