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National titles for Clancy and Varnish

September 25, 2013 22:36 pm

Ed Clancy and Jess Varnish emerged victorious at the British Cycling national track championships in Manchester.

Two-time Olympic team pursuit champion Ed Clancy defeated London 2012 team-mate Steven Burke to win the individual pursuit while Joseph Kelly completed the podium.

“Four laps to go in the final I just gritted my teeth and dug in as much as I could," said Clancy. 

"It was hard, I just went flat out. It was good to see Steven Burke and Joe riding hard; it’s looking good for the team pursuit.”

Meanwhile, Varnish took the 500m time trial title ahead of Victoria Williamson and Danniele Khan.

“It’s not a personal best but it’s the best I could have done today, I’m just happy to take the win," she said.

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