Published: 12th Feb 2024 Images: Scottish Cycling

After Eights: Short and Mason score top tens

Cameron Mason was back in action in Belgium, while Isla Short opened her season with a trip to Costa Blanca. At home, there was action for the track riders with the latest Monsters of Track round taking place.

Cameron Mason was back on top form in Lille on Sunday, with the Cyclocross Reds riders scoring a top ten finish in the penultimate round of the X2O Badkamers Trofee in Belgium.

A tough chase through the conditions on the sandy course, put Mason into the top ten and importantly put time into riders that opted to miss the round, as the series standings are continuing to shape up.

The eighth-place finish sees Mason climb to third place in the overall standings, heading into the final round of the series next weekend, with only 18 seconds separating the Scot and Eli Iserbyt in second place.

Over in Spain, Isla Short (Ghost Factory Racing) was in action at the Shimano Super Cup round in La Nucía. The Scot opened her account for the season with a solid eighth place finish on the outskirts of Benidorm, against some top quality opposition.

You can watch the full race here:

On the road, Calum Moir (Brocar-ALE) impressed with an excellent third place finish at the elite amateur race the GP Ciclista Masculino Fuenlabrada on the outskirts of Madrid.

While Calum Johnston (Caja-Rural) was over the border in Portugal at the Figueira Champions Classic and came home in the Peloton, behind winner Remco Evenpoel.

Slightly further afield Mark Stewart (Team corratec – Vini Fantini) made his season debut at the Tour Colombia working in support of teammates before he prepares for the UAE Tour next week. The UCI 2.1 race takes place at over 2,500m altitude with the Commonwealth Gold medallist suffering with the reduced oxygen that provides.

Back home, it was round two of the Monsters of Track series organised by Johnstone Jets, with full programmes of racing for Youth, Open and Female riders.

It was great to see some more excellent track racing with large fields in the female events. There was strong rides from the Solas Cycling riders in particular, with Isla Easto and Kayla Dinnin scoring a hat-trick of one-two finishes across Saturday’s racing.

Round Three takes place in three weeks time, you can enter here.