Jason Kenny, who won the men's sprint at the Glasgow Revolution Series at the weekend, says more British riders need to step up ahead of Rio 2016

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Olympic sprint champion Jason Kenny says Team GB’s track team need to improve if they want to match their 2012 medal haul at the Rio Games next year.

Kenny made his first appearance of the year at the Revolution Series in Glasgow this weekend, where he took gold in the men’s sprint ahead of home favourite Callum Skinner.

But with the World Championships in Paris coming up later in February, Kenny told MailOnline that British riders need to win more races as they are still lagging behind other nations.

“We’ve got some ground to catch up on the top nations,” Kenny said. “This year will be about doing that and putting ourselves in position when we can be the top nation in Rio.

“We did it in Beijing, we did it in London and, realistically, if we want to do it in Rio we need to start moving forward now.

“We need to start winning races and making it on to the podium on a regular basis.”