Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner move through to next round of Rio track sprint

Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner ease through their 1/16 final matches to move through to the 1/8 finals in the sprint

(Image credit: Watson)

British riders Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner eased through to the next round of the men's sprint in the Rio 2016 Olympic velodrome on Friday.

World champion Kenny had set a new Olympic record in qualifying fastest, breaking the record set by Skinner only shortly beforehand.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.