Image caption, Great Britain won two gold, one silver and two bronze medals on day one at the UCI Track Nations Cup Great Britain won gold medals in the women’s team sprint and men’s team pursuit on the opening day of action at the UCI Track Nations Cup in Adelaide.
World silver medallists Lauren Bell, Sophie Capewell and Emma Finucane clocked 46.023 seconds to beat China.
Joshua Tarling, Rhys Britton, Will Tidball and Charlie Tanfield won their team pursuit final against Australia.
World champions Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Josie Knight and Anna Morris took women’s team pursuit silver.
There were also bronze medals for the men’s team sprint trio of Ed Lowe, Hamish Turnbull and Jack Carlin, and Jessica Roberts in the women’s elimination race.
Meanwhile, at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic, GB claimed silver in the team relay after a tense sprint finish.
GB’s team was made up of Zoe Backstedt, Corran Carrick-Anderson, Cat Ferguson, Oscar Amey, Anna Kay and Cameron Mason.France held a seven-second advantage as Mason picked up the final lap, and although the British rider managed to put 17-year-old Aubin Sparfel under pressure, it was not enough to snatch the title from the French team.The three-day event in Adelaide is the first of three Nations Cup rounds which will complete the qualifying period for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.Following the first round in Australia, riders will compete in Hong Kong from 15-17 March and Milton, Canada from 12-14 April.Bell, Capewell and Finucane finished runners-up to Germany […]