Images: SWPix Will Tidball and tandem duo Sophie Unwin and Jenny Holl were crowned track cycling world champions on the first day of competition at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, while the women’s team sprint squad took a sensational silver, and the men’s B individual pursuit and women’s B 1km time-trial riders claimed bronze in a dream start at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.
Up in Fort William, the juniors kicked off the downhill qualifying runs, with Aimi Kenyon finishing in second place. Para-track cycling
Sophie Unwin and pilot Jenny Holl asserted their dominance in their first event of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships with an incredible win in the women’s B 1km time-trial. Unwin and Holl clocked a rapid time of 1:08.302 to beat the Australian pair by 0.06 seconds and win the rainbow stripes as Lizzi Jordan and Amy Cole took a brilliant bronze in their first world championships as a tandem pairing.
“It was hard but every kilo is! I didn’t know the splits, I didn’t know the times that had been done before us so I was thinking ‘we’ve just got to go as hard as we can’. Having the crowd behind us was incredible.”
Scottish rider Holl added:
“There’s just no words that can do it justice – to win in this velodrome with my friends and family in the crowd and the loudest voice I could hear was my dad! It’s all I could have asked for and I’m just over […]