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Kenny admits form is 'coming back' ahead of World Championships

ESPN staff
February 26, 2014
Jason Kenny failed to perform in Manchester © Getty Images

Triple Olympic champion Jason Kenny says he is close to returning to his best form, as he prepares for a hectic schedule at the Track Cycling World Championships in Colombia.

Kenny has struggled during the 2013-14 campaign, failing to get beyond the qualifying rounds of the individual sprint at the Track Cycling World Cup last November in Manchester.

But ahead of the World Championships, Kenny believes he is rediscovering his previous form following the setback at the World Cup.

"It has been a slow year for me. It started off well enough, but then all my speed deserted me in qualifying at the Manchester World Cup and I didn't qualify," he said.

"It has slowly been coming back, which is good. I would like another four weeks before the worlds, but I would always say that anyway."

Kenny is set to take part in the team sprint for Team GB and attempt to defend his keirin crown, before aiming to win the individual titles in the sprint across the coming weekend.

The venue has been a concern, with the Alcides Nieto Patino velodrome in Cali having sides open with wind blowing rain onto the track.

And double Olympic champion Laura Trott believes the women's team pursuit will find it tough to break world records, having done so six times in the past, because of the conditions of the venue.

"It is a bit odd having no sides on, as you can have a headwind down one straight and a tailwind down the other," she told BBC Sport. "It might make it harder to set a record."

Great Britain won a total of nine medals during last year's staging of the event in Minsk, collecting five golds along the way.

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