2023 UCI Cycling World Championships Venues: Glasgow and across Scotland Dates: 3-13 August Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website and app. Great Britain’s Emma Finucane claimed her first major title as she took gold in the women’s sprint at the Cycling World Championships in Glasgow.
Finucane put in a superb ride to beat Germany’s Lea Friedrich in the first two races of their best-of-three final.
The 20-year-old’s solo success came after she helped the British team to women’s team sprint silver on Thursday.
Finucane becomes the first British winner in the discipline since Becky James’ triumph in Minsk in 2013.
Away from the velodrome, GB’s Felix Barrow claimed a bronze in the men’s T2 individual time trial.
In a closely-contested race on the 10.8km course in Dumfries and Galloway, Barrow was less than nine seconds off the gold won by Germany’s Max Jager and finished two seconds behind Belgium’s Tim Celen, who collected the silver medal.
A GB quartet of Oliver Weightman, Charlie Rolls, Adam Morewood and Elliot Cooper also took a bronze in the trials mixed team event.However there was disappointment for home favourites Katie Archibald and Jack Carlin, who both missed out on medals having been strongly fancied to contend on the track. ‘I knew what I wanted to do’ After James and Victoria Pendleton, Finucane is only the third British winner in the women’s sprint and had showcased her fine individual form by riding the fastest-ever 200m by a woman at […]