Kenny competes at nationals

Katie Archibald faces a busy weekend in Manchester later this month

Jason Kenny will contest the team sprint at this month’s British National Track Championships in Manchester.

The six-time Olympic champion returned to competitive action last week, having taken a prolonged break from cycling following the Rio Olympics.

Kenny, 29, will team up with Phil Hindes, as he continues his comeback ahead of a likely fourth Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Other Olympians taking part are Callum Skinner, who will race in the kilo, as will two-time pursuit champion Steven Burke.

Meanwhile, Olympic and world champion Katie Archibald faces a busy few days, as she defends the three titles she won at last year’s championships.

Archibald will also compete in the keirin, in which she finished runner-up 12 months ago, while adding the sprint for good measure.

Another Rio gold medallist, Elinor Barker, will join Archibald for the scratch and points races.

Dani Rowe, the 2012 Olympic team pursuit champion, will compete in the endurance events at the meeting from January 26-28.

Four-time Paralympic and 12-time world champion, Jody Cundy, is also in action along with Sophie Thornhill, Lora Fachie, Louis Rolfe and Jon-Allan Butterworth.

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