GB trio secure gold at World Cup

Sarah Storey, Laura Trott and Wendy Houvenaghel

Storey teamed up with Trott and Houvenaghel for the first time in Cali

Paralympic gold medallist Sarah Storey made a successful World Cup debut as Great Britain won team pursuit gold in Cali, Colombia.

Storey, Laura Trott and Wendy Houvenaghel clocked three minutes and 31.835 seconds, well ahead of New Zealand’s 3:37.072.

The United States beat Lithuania to take bronze.

Storey could become the first British athlete to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.

The women’s pursuit team are the only British representation in Colombia, which is hosting the second of the four World Cup meetings.

And the event was a chance to see how Storey, 34, would fit into the team alongside world champions Houvenaghel and Trott.

There could be further opportunities to come, depending on selection, at the World Cup meetings in Beijing and London early next year, ahead of the World Championships in Melbourne in April.

Manchester’s Storey, who was was born without a left hand, won two gold medals in swimming as a 14-year-old at the 1992 Paralympics, and has since gone on to collect five swimming gold medals and two in cycling.

Trott will compete in the omnium in Cali over Friday and Saturday.

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