Callum Skinner races to silver in Revolution sprint

Callum Skinner

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Capital cyclist Callum Skinner was runner-up behind Olympic champion Jason Kenny in the sprint event at the Revolution Series 4 in Glasgow.

Racing at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in front of a large crowd that included Hoy, the 22-year-old clocked the second quickest time in qualifying, with Kenny, the only man to dip below ten seconds, topping the list. Skinner beat Czech rider Jiri Janacek in the quarter-final then Matt Crampton to book his place in the final. However, Kenny won the best-of-three 2-0.

City of Edinburgh rider John Paul was third in the handicap sprint behind fellow Scot Jack Carlin.

Paul’s club mate Jenny Davis had a busy evening in the saddle. She was ninth in the women’s points race which was dominated by Commonwealth Games road race champion Lizzie Armitstead, then repeated that performance in the scratch race, was 11th in the longest lap event, and 12th in the elimination race.

Phil Trodden of Rigmar Racers finished fourth in the men’s scratch race, seeing off a clutch of full-time pros including Ireland’s World Track Championship medallist Martyn Irvine. Trodden also contested several other endurance events, then combined with Jack Barrett to take sixth spot in the Madison time trial and the team elimination race.

Meanwhile, Capital teenager Matthias Barnet acquitted himself well in the Future Stars events against some of the best young riders from both sides of the border.