Jason Kenny dumped out of sprint competition in first round

Jason Kenny is out of the men's sprint competition at the earliest opportunity.

Jason Kenny has been dumped out of the men's individual sprint competition at the track world championships bringing to the end a poor run of performances this week.

Kenny lost to Hersony Canelon of Venezuela in the 1/16 final, the first round of sprint matches. Hersony jumped Kenny with a lap and a half to go. Kenny jumped in behind the Venezuelan but made little impression on his lead as he came up alongside him in the final straight.


"I fluffed it up." Kenny said, before claiming his qualification time was "a massive step forward" from the Commonwealth Games.

With no repechage round following the 1/16 finals Kenny's world championships are over. He was part of the  British team that finished eighth in the men's team sprint and was then completely out of the running in the keirin.

It represents one of Kenny's worst performance at a world championships and compounds the woes of the British sprint squad that has been no where near medal-winning performances this week.



Great Britain's only realistic gold medal chance now rests with Laura Trott - Kenny's fiancé - in the omnium. Trott however looked off the pace in the omnium scratch race, finishing in 13th position.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.