Track Cycling World Cup: Britain win gold in women’s team pursuit


Great Britain women win gold in team pursuit

Great Britain claimed their third gold medal of the Track Cycling World Cup with victory in the women’s team pursuit in Manchester on Sunday.

Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald, Emily Nelson and Neah Evans crushed the Italian team in the final.

It was Archibald and Barker’s second gold, having triumphed in Saturday’s madison after Britain’s men’s team won their team pursuit final.

Callum Skinner also took bronze in the men’s 1km time trial on Sunday.

Scotland’s Skinner finished over one second behind gold medallist Matthew Glaetzer of Australia, while German Eric Engler was second.

The women’s team pursuit victory came in a time of four minutes 16.803 seconds, almost five seconds ahead of Italy.

“It is pretty quick considering we have had a big month of racing before this,” Barker said. “It says a lot and we can push this time a bit going into the Worlds.”

Archibald added: “I really didn’t think we would have that margin. I feel quite buoyant now.”

Britain’s Joe Truman qualified for the men’s keirin final, but finished sixth as Dutchman Matthijs Buchli won gold.

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

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