Peter Kennaugh took the national scratch race title in Manchester last night after lapping the field alone mid-race.



He was the only rider to gain a lap. It is the 21-year-old’s third senior track title, after winning the madison in 2008 and 2009 with Mark Cavendish and Mark Christian.



Junior world madison champion Simon Yates prevented a Team Sky 1-2, impressively outsprinting Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) on the line to take the silver medal in an accomplished field.



Both Thomas and Kennaugh are using the track championships as preparation for the velodrome events at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where they will ride for Wales and the Isle of Man respectively.



However, organisational and construction problems on the Commonwealth site, there is doubt over their involvement. Both he and Thomas indicated that they are waiting for a decision from the powers that be.



Ben Swift’s attendance in Delhi also looked to be jeopardised, as the Yorkshireman crashed out on the penultimate lap of the event and went to hospital with a suspected collarbone injury. However, it has materialised that nothing is broken.

Men’s Scratch Race conclusion & Ben Swift crash from British Cycling on Vimeo.


Video courtesy of British Cycling



Corrine Hall took a surprise win in a close 30km women’s points race with a fine late move in which she took back-to-back sprints and lapped the field.



Dani King had dominated most of the proceedings but had to settle for second. Sprinter turned endurance rider Anna Blyth picked up the bronze.



Great Britain teenage sprint talents Jess Varnish and Becky James teamed
up to dispose of Jenny Davis and Charline Joiner (City of Edinburgh RC) in the women’s team sprint final.



Taking gold in a time of 34.139, they complemented the bronze and silver medals they claimed in Tuesday’s 500m individual time-trial. World junior track medallists Laura Trott and Vicki Williamson (Welwyn Wheelers) were third.



Varnish & James Win Gold in Team Sprint from British Cycling on Vimeo.


Video courtesy of British Cycling



Meanwhile, Donna Williams and Lousie Satherley rode to sixth as Team Terminaitor; Williams may be more familiar in the guise of the modern-day TV ‘Gladiator’ Cyclone.



A trained stunt double who has appeared in the Bond and Bourne franchises, she only took up the sport at the end of May, but after winning 30-34 masters sprint gold in July, decided to try her hand at the senior championships.

 

Jon-Allen Butterworth produced a great ride in the Paracycling 1km time trial, taking gold in a time of 1-09-618. The former RAF senior aircraftman was injured in the Afghanistan conflict and is hoping to be part of the GB cycling squad for the London Paralympics.



The tandem pairing of Neil Fachie and Barney Storey took the silver medal with Jody Cundy securing third place.



Storey and Fachie’s Tandem kilo from British Cycling on Vimeo.


 

Related links

British National Track Championships day one: Pendleton wins her 25th national track title

National Track Championships 2010 results

All the British national track champions since 1995

  • Ken Evans

    Where was the crowd ! ???

    It would have made more sense to have made entry FREE !

    And made money from catering,
    and selling space to traders.

  • old hedgy

    Can’t wait to get over to the evening session. Please, no more lous, banal puns concerning Jess Varnish, very demeaning to do so.