Jason Kenny forced out of Track World Cup after heavy crash
Jason Kenny has been forced to withdraw from the sprint competition at the Track World Cup after crashing on Saturday.
Last Updated: 18/11/12 11:08am
The three-time Olympic champion, who claimed sprint and team sprint gold at this summer's London games, suffered skin abrasions after hitting the track in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome at 75km while bidding for gold.
"Jason is feeling very sore after his crash yesterday and didn't get much sleep last night," said British Cycling sprint coach Iain Dyer.
"Having consulted with the team doctor, Jason has decided to withdraw from today's competition."
That left Philip Hindes as Britain's sole representative in the sprint event but he could only finish 10th in qualifying in a time of in 10.309secs.
Robert Forstemann of Germany was the fastest qualifier and the only competitor to go below 10 seconds for the 200m, clocking 9.989 seconds.
Meanwhile, Lewis Oliva, who is riding for the Welsh squad Team USN, will also miss the sprint following a separate crash in the keirin.
She suffered mild concussion in a crash during his semi-final and must undergo an X-ray on his hand.
But there was good news for Britain in the first round of the women's keirin, as both Jess Varnish and Becky James made it safely through.