Author: Chris Maher, Pictures Courtesy Of: Chris Maher | Photography
Tuesday 21st September Day 1
Day 1 of the British National Track Championships got underway this week with Women’s 500m Time Trial. Victoria Pendleton wins the Gold Medal with a time of 34.636 around 400’s second slower that last year & retains her title. Whilst last years Silver & Bronze medal winners swapped places. Rebecca James moves into the Silver Medal position with a PB time of 35.254 against 36.012 of last year & Jess Varnish collects the Bronze in a time of 35.283 just over last years of 35.154.
Next event was the Women’s Madison. Last years winners Alex Greenfield & Dani King didn’t ride together, but Dani partnered Ella Hopkins & together claimed the Silver Medal. The 2010 Champions are Hannah Barnes & Hannah Walker with Harriet Owens & Laura Trott to collecting the Bronze Medal.
The final concluding event of the evening was the Open Team Sprint. Sky Track Cycling, consisting of Matt Crampton, Jason Kenny & Ross Edgar set the quickest qualifying time earlier on in the proceedings & went on to take the Gold Medals. City of Edinburgh put up a brave fight to claim Silver, whilst Science in Sport beat off a gallant effort by Team Terminator by 200’s second to claim Bronze.
VICTORY CEREMONY WOMEN’S 500m TT
2007 Holder: Victoria Pendleton
2008 Holder: Anna Blyth
2009 Holder: Victoria Pendleton 34.262
Gold Victoria Pendleton MBE 34.636
Silver Becky James PB 35.254
Bronze Jess Varnish 35.283
VICTORY CEREMONY WOMEN’S 20Km MADISON
2009 Holder: Alex Greenfield & Dani King (14pts)
Gold Hannah Barnes & Hannah Walker (16pts)
Silver Dani King & Ella Hopkins (13pts)
Bronze Harriet Owen & Laura Trott (8pts)
VICTORY CEREMONY TEAM SPRINT
2007 Holder: Hoy, Edgar & Librizzi
2008 Holder: Daniell, Lyte & Crampton
2009 Holder: Sky + HD – Jamie Staff, Jason Kenny & Chris Hoy 44.647
Gold Sky Track Team – Matt Crampton, Chris Hoy & Jason Kenny 44.563
Silver City of Edinburgh 47.072
Bronze Science in Sport 47.752 beat Team Terminator