Great Britain Cycling Team took five wins at the Open des Nations sur Piste de Roubaix as their successful build-up to the UCI Track Cycling World Cup continued on 11-12 September.
Katy Marchant picked up from where she left off the previous weekend in Anadia, Portugal, the former heptathlete winning the sprint, keirin and team sprint at the contest held at Roubaix’s Stab indoor velodrome.
Marchant battled through the repechage to win the keirin final ahead of France’s Olivia Montauban, with former keirin world champion Becky James taking bronze. Jess Varnish was seventh.
The sprint saw Marchant defeat Dutch powerhouse Elis Ligtlee in the final to take her second individual win of the competition.
Marchant, partnered by Jess Varnish also took victory in the team sprint, the British pair defeating France’s Sandie Clair and Virginie Cueff, with the Netherlands’ Kyra Lamberink and Yesna Rijkhoff third.
Nice win in the team sprint today out here in roubaix! https://t.co/ePS6Z0DzgN— philip hindes (@Philip_hindes) September 12, 2015
The trio of Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Lewis Oliva were equally dominant in the men’s team sprint, with Oliva and Kenny also third and fourth respectively in the individual sprint. Oliva completed an impressive weekend with second place in the men's keirin.
The sprint dominance was echoed by success in the endurance disciplines, with British Cycling Senior Academy rider Chris Latham taking victory in the six-event omnium.