Kenny defeats Hoy
Jason Kenny took a significant step towards taking Great Britain's one London Olympics sprint place ahead of Sir Chris Hoy by defeating his team-mate in the Track Cycling World Championships semi-final in Melbourne on Saturday.
Just one of the duo who finished first and second in the 2008 Olympics can represent Britain at the London Games under the one rider or team per nation per event rule.
Prior to the World Championships the team-mates and room-mates each indicated their belief that Melbourne would have a significant bearing on Olympic selection and Kenny won the best-of-three contest 2-0 to advance to the final, where he will meet Gregory Bauge of France.
The 24-year-old from Bolton held off a late charge from Hoy to win by a tyre's width in the first contest and in the second Kenny's speed allowed him to scorch past the Scot, who had taken the early lead. Kenny also beat Hoy in last year's semi-final in Apeldoorn.
Victoria Pendleton, who won her ninth World Championships title on Friday, failed to qualify for the keirin final after finishing sixth in her second round heat.
Pendleton progressed from the first round through the repechage and had to finish in among the first three riders in her second round heat to go through to the final.
The Briton followed an early move from Guo Shuang of China but was squeezed out of contention on the final lap as Clara Sanchez, Kristina Vogel and Guo went through.
Defending champion Anna Meares of Australia, China's Di Mu and Ekaterina Gnidenko of Russia progressed to the final from the first second-round heat.
Laura Trott held a two-point lead in the women's omnium with one event to go.
The 19-year-old team pursuit world champion and world record holder was third in the three-kilometre individual pursuit and beat her nearest rival, Australia's Annette Edmondson, by one place.