Keirin gold for Kenny
Three-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny won gold in the men's Keirin final on day three of the Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk as Great Britain claimed victory in successive events.
After Simon Yates won the men's points race on his senior World Championships debut, Kenny succeeded Sir Chris Hoy as world Keirin champion to claim Britain's third gold of the first World Championships on the road to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The 24-year-old from Bolton was second entering the final lap and rounded Maximilian Levy to triumph. The German was second, with Holland's Matthijs Buchli third.
It is his second World Championships title, but first won on the bike after the 2011 sprint crown was awarded retrospectively when Gregory Bauge was stripped of the prize for an anti-doping infringement.
Kenny's win came via the hard route.
In an event taking place in the absence of defending world champion and Olympic gold medal winner Hoy, who is taking a sabbatical as he weighs up his future, Britain were represented by Kenny and Matt Crampton.
The duo were drawn together in the first heat and fell into the repechage after failing to finish in the first two. Only one advanced and Kenny did so, eliminating Crampton in the process.
Kenny received a reprieve to advance to the final after finishing fourth in his semi-final following a photo finish, with only three progressing.
However, France's Francois Pervis was relegated by officials for impeding a rider on the inside and the Briton progressed as the third-placed rider behind Australian duo Andrew Taylor and Scott Sunderland.
The Lancastrian found his form in the final and won with aplomb.
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