GB women’s team pursuiters and men’s sprinters team qualify fastest in the opening day at the UCI Track World Cup in Hong Kong
– Cavendish and GB squad qualify sixth in men’s team pursuit
– Emily Nelson claims bronze in women’s points race The GB Womens team pursuit at the New Zealand World Cup track event in 2015 Great Britain’s track cyclists have made a strong start in the final round of the UCI Track World Cup in Hong Kong, with both the women’s team pursuit and men’s team sprint line-ups qualifying fastest.
The likely 2016 Olympic Games quartet of Laura Trott , Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne and Joanna Rowsell-Shand put in a blistering performance to qualify fastest in the women’s team pursuit by over four seconds. Their time of 4-19.369 was comfortably ahead of second-placed USA (4-23.696).
The GB women will progress to the first round on Saturday, where they will face China.
It must be with some relief for the British camp to see the men’s team sprint squad qualify fastest. Jason Kenny , Philip Hindes and Matt Crampton produced the quickest time, beating Poland by less than a tenth of a second. It means the GB squad go straight […]