Becky James the queen of sprint


British Cycling Olympic Academy sprinter Becky James completed the perfect week at the British Cycling National Track Championships when she collected her fourth title in five days, successfully defending the Sprint and Keirin title she won last year. The 20 year old from Abergavenny also took the 500mTT and Team Sprint titles during the week of racing in Manchester.


Becky James


Already earmarked as a successor to “Queen of the Track” Victoria Pendleton’s throne, James is showing great form going into the first round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cali, Columbia, next month, at which it was announced last week she has been selected to represent Great Britain.


"I’m really chuffed and I had in my head what I wanted to achieve and I think it went better than expected”  Becky James told us  "The track nationals is a big event for me.   I'm really happy because it's a great start to the season.”


With her sister Rachel debuting at this event, the James family turned out in force to support the sisters.  “I’ve never had this many people from my family come to watch. I’m so happy to have everyone here. They all sat in the front row and cried. It means a lot to me.”  Becky said  “It’s been a brilliant”


Looking to the future she said "I'm taking it step at a time and I’ve got the world championships as my target in the next few years and then hopefully Rio 2016."  


We wish her every success.



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