Varnish aiming to push on from successful British Champs

29 September 2014 / 10:13

Jess Varnish insists she will not be easing off despite successfully defending all four titles at the British Cycling National Track Championships in Manchester.

The 23-year-old completed a four-title haul for the second consecutive year when she won women’s keirin gold on Sunday to add to her sprint, team sprint and 500m time trial titles.

In despite of her busy schedule, there was no sign of tiredness from Varnish as she cruised through her first round heat before waiting until the closing 100m of the final to pass Katy Marchant, who eventually finished third behind Danielle Khan.

And while conceding she will take one day off to recover, V-Sprint Racing rider Varnish was already looking to build on her success this season.

"I’m really happy to be up on the podium again,” she said.

“The keirin can be quite a lottery so I just wanted to go out and execute a good ride.

“It was really close and I’m happy Danni got second and it gives me good momentum for the bigger races now it’s the start of our season. I’ll have a day’s rest then it’s back to the gym.”

Scot Callum Skinner also matched Varnish’s four golds as he finished off a successful Championships as part of the winning North West team sprint squad.

Skinner, who replaced Lewis Oliva after the qualifying round, joined Olympic champions Jason Kenny and Phillip Hindes to defeat Sportcity Velo’s Matt and Thomas Rotherham and Jack Payne by over two seconds.

The victory adds to Skinner’s previous golds in the sprint, keirin and 1km time trial.

While in the women’s points race, Commonwealth Games champion Laura Trott took bronze behind Elinor Barker and Dame Sarah Storey and Oliver Wood claimed men’s scratch race gold.

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