Laura hot to Trott in individual event

aura Trott is back in action this week

aura Trott is back in action this week

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Laura Trott is in the habit of winning and is out to reclaim Track Cycling World Championships individual glory in Colombia this week.

Everything is geared towards the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for Britain’s track cyclists.

But Trott is determined to top the world once more in Cali after experiencing an unfamiliar feeling in Minsk last year.

The 21-year-old two-time Olympic champion from Cheshunt relinquished her hold on the world omnium title – and she wants the rainbow jersey back.

“It’s massive for me,” Trott, a four-time world champion said.

“If you speak to British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton he’ll be like, ‘Oh it doesn’t matter this year’.

“For me it is a personal target. I want to get that jersey in the omnium. I want to get it back. This year it’s gone so much more smoothly. I just feel so good in myself. I feel that much stronger. I’m hoping for good things.”

London 2012 silver medallist Sarah Hammer of the United States is in possession of the jersey Trott covets in the six-discipline event, cycling’s equivalent of the heptathlon.

Trott is a fine exponent of the three timed events and the elimination race – where the last rider to cross the line on certain laps drops out – but the points race is her perennial Achilles heel.

It is something she is working on with her coach Chris Newton and sometimes she believes she merits a ticking off.

“It’s good to come down (from the track) and for him to go nuts at me and tell me straight away what went wrong,” Trott said.

“For me, that works, because I don’t want to go off and do the same thing again and get another telling off.”