Great Britain’s women’s team pursuit quartet continued their stunning form on what was a golden first evening of the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London.
After impressing in the early rounds, the team of Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Ellie Dickinson caught world champions the USA with over a kilometre of the final still to go, delighting the home crowd and securing their third world cup title in a row.
Afterwards, Archibald said:
“The way that we’ve gone out today has proven a really good formula. The most important part of a team pursuit is inevitably that last kilometre and we’re yet to really test that, but although the world championships seem a long way away, I’m excited to see what we can do there.”
There was British success in the men’s event as well, as trade team Huub Wattbike – Dan Bigham, Jonny Wale, John Archibald and Ashton Lambie – defeated Belgium to claim gold, and a youthful Great Britain team of Fred Wright, Will Tidball, Ethan Vernon and Matthew Walls powered back in dramatic fashion to beat the Italian quartet to bronze.