James shines at National Track Champs

Becky James on podium, British national track championships 2012

Twelve months ago the National Track Championships were the beginning of the final build up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games for British cycling's top athletes, the springboard for the final round of international competition leading up to London 2012.

This time around, with the success of Games been and gone, none of the London Olympians were present to contest the national champions jerseys last week, while Mark Colbourne, Jody Cundy and Craig Maclean were the only Paralympians to make an appearance.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.