2010 Track Championships Retrospective - Day 4

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2011 National Track Championships | 28th Sept - 2nd Oct | Manchester Velodrome
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As we build up to the 2011 National Track Championships, we are looking back at the outstanding 2010 championships which produced some of the best national title races ever seen at this historic venue. This is what happened on Day 4.

Day four saw Jason Kenny depose the mighty Chris Hoy to claim the Men's Sprint title. The draw meant that Hoy and Kenny met in the semi finals, where Kenny beat Hoy 2-0, overhauling the Scot in the first heat and then winning the second heat from the front. Kenny met Matt Crampton in the final, beating his teammate in two straight rides to claim the coveted National champions jersey.

Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh took the 2010 National Pursuit title beating George Atkins in the final. With almost five seconds between them after qualifying, Kennaugh went into the race as favourite but Atkins wasn't giving up without a fight. The Points race champion, riding for 100% ME, went out very quick indeed, covering the first kilometre in 1.09 but Kennaugh was cruising and soon turned the deficit around, eventually winning the race comfortably by four seconds.

Anna Blyth used her sprinting prowess to claim the Women's Scratch title - a number of digs failed to produce any meaningful splits leaving the title to be decided with a straight sprint to the line. This played into the hands of former sprint squad member Blyth, who comfortably took victory from Harriett Owen and Dani King.

In a championship using a factoring system, many of Britain's world class riders including Darren Kenny and Jody Cundy competed in the Paracycling Pursuit event over distances up to 4,000 metres with the distance depending on a rider's category.

Being a pursuit, it was fitting, even with a factoring system, that a World Record holder in Darren Kenny came out of the competition with the national title after scoring 95 points, just over a point ahead of fellow GB teammate Rik Waddon with Jody Cundy in third.

More video highlights from Day 4

Video: Match B of the Sprint final between Jason Kenny and Matthew Crampton

Video: Womens Scratch Race National Track Championships 2010

Video:  Men's Sprint Semi-Final Match A: Kenny versus Hoy

Video: Open Sprint Minor Final National Track Champs 2010         

  Video: Sprint Semi-Final Hoy Versus Kenny Match B     

Video: Sprint B Final Stewart versus Croall