Kenny collects second World Cup medal with sprint silver

10 November 2014 / 11:27

Olympic champion Jason Kenny helped bring the curtain down on a fine UCI Track Cycling World Cup for Great Britain in Guadalajara as he claimed his second medal with silver in a thrilling sprint final.

Kenny was back on the boards in Mexico for Sunday’s final session having won gold in the team sprint alongside Callum Skinner and Philip Hindes 24 hours earlier.

However he couldn’t quite take home a second gold as Australian Matthew Glaetzer pipped him to the top step of the podium in two heats.

That result saw Australia finish top of the medal standings with Great Britain ending up second with two gold and two silver medals.

Elsewhere on the final day of action, Jess Varnish was knocked out in the first round of the women’s keirin after losing out to Australian Anna Meares in her repechage race by just one thousandth of a second.

Both Jon Dibben and Katie Archibald completed their men’s and women’s omnium respectively after a tough opening day in the six-discipline event.

A 13th in the kilo for Dibben was followed by 11th in the flying lap, but a costly points race, in which the 20-year-old finished on -17 points, saw Dibben end in 19th overall with 65 points as Germany’s Lucas Liss took victory.

Archibald also took 13th in her time trial, over 500m, before 15th in the flying lap. A 17th in the points race, with six points, saw her end the event with a total of 67 points, placing her 17th overall, while Belgium’s Jolien D'Hoore won gold.

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