BBC Sport - Jessica Ennis-Hill is my inspiration - Katy Marchant
Ennis-Hill my inspiration - Marchant
- From the section Cycling
British cycling new girl Katy Marchant talks to BBC Sport about her transition from being a heptathlete and how former training mate and fellow Yorkshirewoman Jessica Ennis-Hill is still her sporting idol and inspiration.
Marchant will compete for her country at the European Track Cycling Championships for the first time in Switzerland this week and the 22-year-old goes into the event having won four national titles in the 500m time trial, sprint, keirin and team sprint at the British Championships in September.
The in-form sprinter, who only took up cycling in April 2013, says her change of sporting direction came about after a chance meeting between her then coach Toni Minichiello and a former GB Cycling sport scientist.