Laura Trott and Katy Marchant dominate British track champs

Three national titles for Laura Trott and four for Katy Marchant at the 2015 British Track National Championships in Manchester. Photos by Andy Jones

Laura Trott, British Track National Championships 2015
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Katy Marchant and Laura Trott dominated the women's racing at the 2015 British Track National Championships in Manchester over the weekend, claiming seven national titles between them.

Twenty-two-year-old sprinter Marchant took four victories: the 500 metre time trial, keirin, sprint and team sprint alongside Jess Varnish. Her success means that she ranks among the front-runners for next year's Olympic Games in Rio - a feat made all the more remarkable given that she only switched to track cycling in 2013 having previously competed in heptathlon.

Olympic champion Trott showed her form is where it needs to be ahead of Rio 2016, claiming victories in the individual pursuit, scratch race and points race, in each case just ahead of Katie Archibald.

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Matt Crampton won the men's team sprint; Germain Burton, Jake Kelly, Mark Stewart and Oliver Wood (100% ME) won the men's team pursuit; and Stewart also won the men's scratch race on the final day of action at the National Cycling Centre on Sunday.

Katy Marchant, sprint, British Track National Championships 2015

Katy Marchant in the sprint
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Katy Marchant, sprint, British Track National Championships 2015

Katy Marchant tops the women's sprint podium, with Becky James (left) and Victoria Williamson (right)
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Laura Trott wins individual pursuit, British Track National Championships 2015

Laura Trott wins individual pursuit
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Laura Trott wins individual pursuit, British Track National Championships 2015

Laura Trott wins women's individual pursuit
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Andy Tennant wins men's individual pursuit, British Track National Championships 2015

Andy Tennant wins men's individual pursuit
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Andy Tennant, individual pursuit, British Track National Championships 2015

Andy Tennant, individual pursuit winner
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Sophie Thornhill, British Track National Championships 2015

Sophie Thornhill, British Track National Championships 2015

Jess Varnish, sprint, British Track National Championships 2015

Jess Varnish, sprint
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Victoria Williamson, British Track National Championships 2015

Victoria Williamson in the sprint
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Jason Kenny and Lewis Oliva, British Track National Championships 2015

Jason Kenny and Lewis Oliva
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Becky James and Katy Marchant, British Track National Championships 2015

Becky James and Katy Marchant
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Matt Crampton wins keirin, British Track National Championships 2015

Matt Crampton wins keirin
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