Track Cycling World Cup: Britain’s Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker win madison gold

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Track Cycling World Cup: GB’s Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker win madison gold

Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker triumphed in the women’s madison as Britain claimed two gold medals at the Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester.

The pair combined for a total of 32 points in the event, edging out world champions Belgium by just two points, with Italy taking bronze on 11 points.

Earlier, Steven Burke, Kian Emadi, Ed Clancy and Ollie Wood beat Denmark for gold in the men’s team pursuit final.

France beat the all-amateur Team KGF – the British champions – for bronze.

Team KG just missed out on a podium place, finishing 1.157 seconds behind the French team.

Britain’s team dominated the final, finishing 5.688 seconds quicker than the Danes.

“This is our home track, where all the hard work gets put in, a lot of sweat and suffering,” three-time Olympic champion Clancy said.

“So to get here and have a sell-out crowd and then perform like that is really nice.”

Archibald, the world and European omnium champion, won silver in that event on Friday’s opening day.

“It’s not been a good event for world champions,” she said.

“The curse went against me yesterday but it’s worked today.”

Track Cycling World Cup: GB claim team pursuit gold



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