Varnish aiming to capitalise after third gold in Manchester

28 September 2014 / 11:17

Jess Varnish says she wants to build on her success after she claimed her third title at the 2014 British Cycling National Track Championships in Manchester on Saturday.

Varnish won the women’s sprint with Dannielle Khan after overcoming Katy Marchant and Victoria Williamson in the final.

The 23-year-old has now defended three of the four titles she claimed in 2013 and is aiming for a clean sweep as she gears up for the women’s keirin.

“I don’t think about being confident, it’s just going out and executing and doing what I can do in each race,” said Varnish.

“It gives me momentum and this is just the start of the season so we just want to build on this.”

Elsewhere Callum Skinner added the men’s sprint title to his 1km time trial and keirin victories narrowly beating Matt Crampton by two heats to one.

The deciding ride saw the 22-year-old win by just five centimetres and he was delighted to have clinched victory.

“It has been fantastic,” said Skinner.

“It’s been tight all the way through, just centimetres so it’s been so close and a good day’s racing.

“It’s good to win them when they’re close and if it was easy it wouldn’t be worth having.”

In the scratch race double Olympic champion Laura Trott added gold to her team pursuit title with Emily Kay coming in second and Dani King taking third.

And in the men’s point race Mark Stewart was able to overcome the challenge of Mark Christian to take gold with Jonathan Mould claiming bronze. 

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