Elinor Barker and Joe Truman added to what was another strong night for the team, only narrowly missing out on podium finishes in the women’s elimination and men’s kilo on their returns to major competition. Women’s team pursuit
After qualifying fastest in a time of 4:11.594 yesterday afternoon, the women’s team pursuit team returned to the boards for a first round ride against the reigning Olympic champions Germany.
Elinor Barker replaced Anna Morris in the lineup, in what is her first major competition since the birth of her son last year, and the British quartet put in a dominant performance to overcome their opponents by a margin of more than four seconds.
This earned them a gold medal ride against Italy, who denied them of gold in October’s world championships.
With Morris back to replace Barker, the Great Britain Cycling Team quartet led throughout the final, and while Morris and Josie Knight had to battle hard to hold Archibald’s wheel in the final stages, they took the European title by just over two seconds.
Afterwards, Neah Evans said:
“We’ve come together with some good form and came away with the title this time, so we’re really pleased with the result and it’s a sign of things to come. We’ve got El back in the squad, we’re doing a bit more with Anna now, and it’s really exciting for the future.”Knight added:“This is the first event that counts towards Olympic qualification and to come out on top is huge. We’ve come second a lot – […]
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