Cycling news – Olympic champion Laura Kenny confirmed for Six Day event in Manchester
Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny has been confirmed for the inaugural Six Day Manchester track cycling event in March.
The Six Day Series heads to the home of British Cycling from March 22-24, and will be live on Eurosport and the Eurosport Player.
Kenny is Britain’s most successful female Olympian, having captured gold in the team pursuit and omnium at London 2012 before defending both titles four years later in Rio.
“I’m really excited to compete in the Six Day Series for the first time, especially in Manchester and at the home of British cycling – I am really looking forward to taking part in such a unique event with so much history,” Kenny said.
Laura Trott of Britain celebrates winning the women's omniumReuters
“The Six Day Series is getting bigger and bigger with events across Europe, Asia and Australia and I’m so excited to be coming back to Manchester next month.
" Six Day is hugely competitive and mentally and physically challenging, so I hope the Manchester crowd really get behind the event, the riders, and enjoy the unique mix of cycling and partying!"
Kenny was triumphant on her last visit to Manchester just over a week ago, where she was crowned British Champion in the scratch-race in her first National Track Championships appearance since 2015.
She beat fellow Olympic champions Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald in Manchester – and the rivalry will continue next month with Archibald also confirming her place at the Six Day event at the National Cycling Centre.