GB teams win European Track golds

Britain’s women’s and men’s pursuit teams both won gold on the first day of the European Track Championships.

Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald beat Poland in the 4km pursuit to add the European title to the world and Olympic crowns.

In the men’s event, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Jon Dibben and Andy Tennant held off Russia’s challenge to take gold.

King came second in the women’s points race while Jess Varnish and Becky James were third in the team sprint.

The men’s sprint team, which included triple Olympic gold-medallist Jason Kenny and fellow 2012 champion Philip Hindes, finished fourth in their final.

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