Sir Chris Hoy wins third gold at the National Track Championships

Jason Kenny (left), Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Queally (right)
Hoy (centre) celebrates another golden moment in Manchester

Sir Chris Hoy won the team sprint on the final day of the National Track Championships in Manchester to complete a hat-trick of gold medals this week.

Hoy partnered Jason Kenny and former Olympic champion Jason Queally to push Ross Edgar, Pete Mitchell and Dave Daniell into the silver medal place.

Becky James took gold in the women's keirin race, adding to her victory in the sprint event on Friday.

In the team pursuit, Horizon Fitness took gold after overhauling Motorpoint.

Queally's contribution to the victory means he is likely to be part of the GB team for the European Championships later this month at the age of 41.

The Staffordshire-born rider first came to prominence when he won the Olympic 1km time trial in Sydney in 2000 but after being left out of squad for Beijing in 2008 he announced his retirement.

Having revealed his intention to compete in the 2012 Paralympics as a tandem pilot, Queally was asked to rejoin the able-bodied squad and won the European team pursuit endurance event last year.

However, his display in the team sprint could install him as the final part of the jigsaw that GB have been missing since Jamie Staff's retirement because of injury last year.

Three-time Olympic champion Hoy said: "My performances have been better than I expected bearing in mind that none of us are really fresh, we have a couple of weeks to the Europeans where we will be looking to progress and again you would expect the performances to improve so it's a really good starting point.

"[The Championships] have been at the top end of my expectations. In terms of the overall plan this is right up there with as good as I could have expected."

After her second success of the week James said: "Today I had my head screwed on, I kept my gap and no one wanted to come round so I kept watching and then with a lap and a half to go I just hit it hard and controlled the pace."

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