Melbourne is an indicator of just how fast things have moved on in track sprinting says former World Champion Jan Van Eijden
Jan Van Eijden, Olympic Sprint Coach for the Great Britain Cycling Team, has spoken of how much times have moved on with regards to sprinting on the track, and has highlighted that he is happy with the team’s performances and feels they are in a good place relating to Olympic medal contention.
Jan told British Cycling “Although the 200m times in Melbourne weren’t world record pace, the amount of people going under 10s has simply never been seen before. Even though people argue that it’s a fast track, I think it’s more an indicator of the level at the moment…
“I think the team sprint in the London world cup was a big step for Jess Varnish especially. Even in Melbourne during qualification, she rode the second fastest time of her life. We certainly learned something as a coaching team from having London then the worlds, I think we are definitely in with a chance in London. We just need to see how far we can progress in the lead up to the Games this summer.”