Capital teenager Callum Skinner missed out on a chance to compete in today’s individual sprint medal deciders at the European Under-23 Championships in Portugal after exiting the competition at the quarter-final stage.
Skinner was sixth quickest in yesterday’s qualifiers and saw off Ukrainian cyclist Gennadi Genus before ousting his Great Britain team mate Pete Mitchell to book a place in the quarter-finals.
There he clashed with Charlie Conord of France. Skinner took the first leg in the best of three contest but the Frenchman squared matters in the second ride and clinched his semi-final spot in the decider.
Skinner will now be hoping to earn a podium place in his final event of the week, the Keirin, which takes place on Sunday.