GB men on right track - Hoy

Consistency the key heading into Olympics

Last Updated: 18/02/12 8:02am

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Sir Chris Hoy: Will take stock and then kick on to the Olympics later this year

Sir Chris Hoy: Will take stock and then kick on to the Olympics later this year

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Sir Chris Hoy maintains Great Britain's men are continuing to improve in the team sprint despite being upstaged by the women on day two of the Track World Cup at the Olympic Velodrome in London.

Hoy, who won the 2008 Olympic title in the event, watched on as Jess Varnish and Victoria Pendleton won the equivalent women's event in a world record time.

Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott and Dani King also won gold and claimed a world record in the team pursuit.

Hoy, Ross Edgar and Jason Kenny, though, had to settle for bronze in 43.781 seconds, ahead of Australia, but behind Germany and France.

"We haven't really performed consistently in this event since Beijing," said Hoy.

"But this bodes well for the world championships and the Olympics.

"This is a new formation for us. We got a medal here and we have a lot to be proud of."

More to come

Edgar was given the crucial starting role and believes he is capable of more, with Matt Crampton also in contention to come into the squad.

Edgar, who clocked 17.7secs, said: "I'd be lying if I said I was happy. I've done better than that so I know it's in there.

"By the worlds (in April) we should be in the mix."

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