Cyclist Davis on course for Commonwealth Games

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City of Edinburgh cyclist Jenny Davis is on track to challenge for further Commonwealth Games honours after clocking a qualifying time at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome this week.

A team sprint silver medallist with Charline Joiner in Delhi four years ago, Davis combines her sport with work as a customer services representative at Standard Life.

Now coached by Joiner’s father Mike, she recorded a time of 11.56 seconds, four-hundredths of a second inside the benchmark, and is set to contest both the individual sprint and 500 metres time trial events. The women’s team sprint has been dropped from the schedule.

The achievement comes shortly after Davis returned from competing in Trinidad where her results included a win over strong international opposition in the sprint.

With the time under her belt, Davis will be looking to step up her preparations over the coming weeks.

“There is an enormous amount of pressure on the riders to achieve qualifying times. Now that she has done it, she can relax and work hard,” said Joiner, who insists that the unpredictability of the discipline means the battle for a podium finish is wide open. “Anything is possible in sprinting,” he added.