Danni Khan was the first athlete to be accepted onto Vitfor’s Future Champions project for young riders. As a highly competitive athlete both on the track and road, she has already competed at National and World level and is determined to make it onto the professional women’s world tour team. Here, she shares her induction with Vitfor Performance Director & CEO, Craig Stevenson.

“I started working with Craig from October 2018 when I travelled to the OTE Performance Centre in Leeds for a full and thorough physiological testing process. This included a V02 Max test (something I have never had the chance to do before despite being on the National GB Track programme for 5 years) along with a full physiological report to establish my base measure levels and full body compositional analysis.”

“I learnt so much about myself, something which I felt was crucial at this stage of my career. Coming from a sprint background on the GB track sprint program and GB short track speed skating program, this testing was necessary to establish basic fitness levels that would help direct my transition into endurance sport.”

“Craig explained everything thoroughly with regards to the test results and I was hugely excited to start working with him and the team. I was so happy when I was accepted onto the program as this meant I could focus totally on training and recovering full time in order to reach the goals we have planned out over the coming season. To be able to focus at this level and have a world class support network behind you is crucial and something I am super thankful!”

“I received my first training program at the beginning of October and was very fortunate to have spent the first 5 weeks training in Majorca. I stuck to the training program which included lots of road and gym sessions (following a separate strength screening in early October).”

“After just 10 weeks of following the plan I felt like a completely different rider seeing some great improvements both on the bike and in the gym, something I could never have imagined from our initial meeting. I can’t wait to keep developing the sessions and my fitness and take it into elite level racing, something I could have never have done without this level of support.”

“Craig is brilliant to work with…full of experience and has an abundance of knowledge in all aspects of what it takes to make a world class rider. Here’s to a great 2019 of training and racing!”

Danni Khan: Palmares

Up to 2009 (Short track Speed Skating)
Junior European Champion- Short track Speed Skating
3x Junior British record holder (222,333,500m)
5xBritish Champion
7xJunior British Open Champion

UK School Games Silver medal TTT (Emily Kay, Beth Crumpton & Paige Milward)
UK School Games Silver-Overall team

U16 National Sprint Champion
U16 National 500TT Champion
U16 National Bronze medal-Scratch race

Junior European Silver medal Team Sprint with Lucy Garner
Junior National Sprint Champion
Junior National 500TT Silver

Junior World Champion 500TT
Junior World Champion Sprint
Junior World Silver Medal- Keirin
Junior National Sprint Champion
Junior National 500TT Champion
Senior National Team Sprint Champion with Jess Varnish
Senior National Bronze medal-500TT
Broke British Junior National 500TT record

World Cup Bronze Team Sprint with Victoria Barnes (Williamson)
Commonwealth Games 5th-500TT
Commonwealth Games 7th-Sprint
Senior National Team Sprint Champion with Jess Varnish
Senior National Silver medal-Keirin

U23 European Track Championships-4th Keirin
U23 European Track Championships-6th 500 TT

U23 European Champion-Team Pursuit
U23 European Bronze-Scratch race
Elite European Bronze-Team Pursuit
World Cup Gold-Team Pursuit

Senior National 500TT Champion
Senior National Bronze medal-Team pursuit


2018 Road racing results Belgium:

25th Aug 2018 Nederhasselt (O) – 1.15 (Elite Women)

Road Foreign National-29th

19th Aug 2018 Ledegem (W) – 1.15A (Elite Women)

Road Foreign National

11th Aug 2018 Heusden (O) – 1.15A (Elite Women)

Road Foreign National-33rd

9th Jun 2018 Belsele (O) – 1.15 (Elite Women)

Road Foreign National

16th June 2018 EREMBODEGEM-TERJODEN 1.15 (Elite Women)   Road  Foreign National- 60th  

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