• Track World Cup, Glasgow

Kenny unscathed after crash on disappointing day

ESPN staff
November 17, 2012
Jason Kenny fell in the final of the keirin © PA Photos

Jason Kenny fell in the final of the keirin to miss out on a medal on the second day of the Track World Cup in Glasgow.

Kenny won both of the opening two rounds of the event at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, but in the final got caught up in a tangle with Germany's Stefan Boetticher that sent him crashing to the hardwood - ending his hopes of victory as the German went on to claim gold.

Jess Varnish and Becky James did add to the Great British medal haul on day two after combining to claim the women's sprint on Friday, but they were forced to settle for silver and bronze respectively as another German, Kristina Vogel, won gold.

Qualification unfortunately pitted the two team-mates against each other in the semi-finals, with Varnish edging James 2-1 to reach the final. But, while James was able to overcome South Korea's Hye-Jin Lee to finish third, Varnish was whitewashed by Vogel.

Nevertheless, Varnish took the positives from reaching a major final.

"Really happy," Varnish said afterwards. "It was good. It's another level now when you get into a final.

"It's nice to be actually in a final. I just want to be able to step it up another level now. I'm not in the best shape, so I've not played all my cards."

Elsewhere, Laura Trott finished fourth in the time trial element of the omnium - leaving he well within striking distance of the leader heading into Sunday's conclusion.

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