Tag: Cycling World Cup

Cycling: UCI World Cup: Great Britain take men’s team pursuit gold

Great Britain have been crowned men’s team pursuit champions in the UCI Track World Cup series after taking bronze in the final round in Cali, Colombia.

Germain Burton, Matt Gibson, Chris Latham and Mark Stewart beat Denmark in the third-placed race by just under half a second.

GB won in the London round in December and finished with 810 points, ahead of Australia with 780 and Denmark on 662.

It is their fourth World Cup trophy, with wins in 2005, 2008 and 2010.

The 16-person squad for the Colombian round includes several Olympic academy programme riders to give them top-flight international competition experience.

Read more at BBC Sport

Cycling: Track Cycling World Cup: Laura Trott wins Britain’s fourth gold

Olympic champion Laura Trott claimed Great Britain’s fourth gold of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London with victory in the women’s omnium.

Trott rode tactically in the final race of six disciplines to finish 12 points clear of Belgium’s Jolien D’Hoore, with Netherland’s Kirsten Wild third.

It was the Briton’s second gold medal of the meet following her success in the women’s team pursuit on Friday.

Britain’s total medal haul currently stands at four gold and one bronze.

Trott, who won the individual points race at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, held a 13 point lead over D’Hoore going into the 100-lap race and sat on the wheel of her rival for much of the event.

With five points available for the winner of each of the 10 sprints, the 22-year-old was happy to see her lower-placed opponents hoover up the majority on offer before leaping clear to take sprint nine and secure gold with 10 laps still to go.

Trott made an excellent start to the two-day omnium event, winning the scratch race and individual pursuit to give herself breathing room in the eliminator, time trial and flying lap disciplines.

Great Britain’s Jon Dibben is still to go in the men’s omnium on the final day of the meeting at the Lee Valley VeloPark.

The 22-year-old is sixth in the standings, 29 points off a medal position, with the points race to come.

Read more at BBC Sport