Sir Chris Hoy wins second gold at the National Track Championships
Sir Chris Hoy made it two wins in two days at the National Track Championships in Manchester by winning gold in the Open Sprint.
The 35-year-old reclaimed the Keirin title on day four of the event before securing a 2-0 win over David Daniell in the final of the sprint event.
Daniell took silver after beating reigning champion Jason Kenny 2-1 in the semi-finals.
Kenny did get on the podium with bronze with a 2-0 victory over Peter Mitchell.
KEY DATES THIS SEASON
- European Championships: 21-23 October, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
- World Cup: 17-19 February, Olympic Park, London (and others earlier in season)
- World Championships: 4-8 April, Melbourne, Australia
Hoy made easy work of his semi-final against Mitchell but found things tougher in the final, winning by the narrowest of margins against the 21-year-old.
The four-time Olympic gold medallist paid tribute to Daniell after the race saying: ""I think when you get that morale boost and that confidence boost, it does you a lot of good, it's really good for him.
"I don't think he was expecting that, he got left out of the Under-23 team for the European Championships a couple of months ago, but that was his big target for the season, and he's bounced back very well from that, I'm really pleased for him, he worked very hard."
Lizzie Armitstead also took her second gold of the Championships as she won the Scratch Race. The 22-year-old held off strong competition from Dani King and Laura Trott to win with a final sprint to the line.
The win came 24 hours after she finished ahead of Trott and Jo Rowsell in the Points Race.
Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish won the team sprint title ahead of Jenny Davis and Kayleigh Brogan. Pendleton announced afterwards it was to be her last National Championships.