Cycling: Callum Skinner aims to bounce back

Capital cyclist Callum Skinner will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing senior Great Britain debut when he returns to the saddle at the UCI World Cup in Beijing tonight.

The 19-year-old City of Edinburgh rider anchored a youthful British trio that also featured Philip Hindes and Pete Mitchell in the team sprint. Their qualifying time of 45.351 seconds was only good enough for 11th place, almost a full second slower than the Russian threesome which led the way, and 0.613 seconds outside the time needed to secure a slot in the medal rides.

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Skinner’s opportunity to atone for that disappointing result will come sooner than anticipated. In addition to contesting the individual sprint tomorrow, he is in tonight’s Keirin.