Clancy and Varnish win British golds

Ed Clancy and Jess Varnish both claimed gold at the British National Track Cycling Championships on Wednesday.

Double Olympic gold medallist Clancy, 28, claimed the open pursuit event in four minutes and 26.015 seconds.

Varnish, 22, won the women’s 500m time trial gold in 34.455 seconds.

Sophie Thornhill celebrated victory in the para-cycling time trial while Jon-Allen Butterworth set a new world record of 1:05.725 in his Paralympic men’s time trial.

“It’s not a personal best but it’s the best I could have done. I’m just happy to take the win,” said Varnish, who has been out of action with a back injury.

Clancy said: “With four laps to go in the final I just gritted my teeth and dug in as much as I could. It was hard, I just went flat out.”

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/24280695

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