Wolverhampton cyclist Andy Tennant hit by new problem

Andy Tennant and Great Britain’s team pursuit squad crashed out of qualifying at the opening event of the Track World Cup this afternoon.

Wolverhampton’s world champion Tennant suffered more team pursuit woe after being left out of the gold medal winning foursome at the Olympics.

None of the quartet who won gold were racing as Sam Harrison, Owain Doull and Joe Kelly joined the more experienced Tennant against Denmark in Glasgow.

But they will not post a time after Tennant, Harrison and Kelly tumbled after touching wheels with four laps to go.

The trio walked away unhurt although Tennant received treatment and coach Chris Newton said: “From what I could see, man two Joe overlapped the wheel and man three and four have come down into him.”

Team pursuit Olympic gold medal winners Geraint Thomas and Pete Kennaugh are concentrating on their road careers, Steven Burke was a late withdrawal and Ed Clancy was riding in the team sprint.

Halesowen Cycling Club’s Jess Varnish is racing in the team sprint with Becky James this weekend.