Great Britain's Marchant and Oliva sprint to success at Revolution Cycling Series

Great Britain's Marchant and Oliva sprint to success at Revolution Cycling Series

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Great Britain Cycling Team’s Katy Marchant and Lewis Oliva won the women’s and men’s individual sprint competitions respectively on the second day of the Revolution Cycling Series in Derby.

Former heptathlete Marchant continued her winning streak on the track by defeating British champion Jess Varnish 2-0 in the final to win a second title in as many days after victory in the 500m time trial on Friday.

Oliva, who disposed of Francois Pervis on his way to the final, faced Callum Skinner in another all-British encounter with the Welshman in impressive form to win 2-0.

Olympic champion Jason Kenny was third, winning his minor final against fellow London 2012 gold medallist Philip Hindes.

Eighteen-year-old Matt Gibson, riding for 100%ME, showed why is considered one of Britain brightest talents as he powered to success in the individual pursuit.

Gibson qualified fastest in 4:23.212 in a field that included Andy Tennant, Steven Burke and Owain Doull.

Facing Doull in the final, Gibson caught his opponent in 3:58.008, eventually setting a time of 4:21.295 over the 16 laps. Germain Burton, also part of the British Cycling Olympic Academy, was third.

Mark Cavendish made his return to the track in the omnium as he keeps his options open for the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Manxman third at the end of the day one with Ed Clancy leading and Mark Stewart completing a British top three.

A victory in the elimination race - after the scratch race and individual pursuit disciplines - for London 2012 bronze medallist Clancy saw him end the day on 108 points.

Stewart sits on 94 points with Cavendish on 92 points.

Mark Cavendish made his return to the track in the omnium

Wins in the scratch race and elimination race gave Olympic champion Laura Trott a two-point advantage over Jolien D’Hoore after day one of the women’s omnium.

D’Hoore was second in both races won by Trott and recorded a win of her own in the individual pursuit - with Trott second.

Racing ends on Sunday at the three-day event, which has seen Great Britain Cycling Team earn vital Olympic qualifying points.