Great Britain’s women win team pursuit gold at World Cup

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Kenny, Archibald, Evans and Dickinson win gold in women’s team pursuit

Great Britain’s women won gold in the team pursuit at the World Track Cycling World Cup in London.

Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Ellie Dickinson beat world champions United States at Lee Valley VeloPark.

The quartet lapped the American team in an impressive display on Friday.

In the men’s team pursuit, the independent British track team Huub Wattbike took gold in a time of three minutes 57.726.

John Archibald, Daniel Bingham, Ashton Lambie and Jonathan Wale made up the quartet to beat Belgium.

Will Tidball, Ethan Vernon, Matt Walls and Fred Wright won bronze for the Great Britain team by three hundredths of a second from Italy.

The Italians had better luck in the women’s team pursuit, beating Britain’s Team Breeze – made up of academy riders Jenny Holl, Josie Knight, Rebecca Raybould and Jessica Roberts – to bronze.

After catching the American women with more than one kilometre still to go in the team pursuit, Archibald said the way they started the race was “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,” she added.

In the men’s sprint, Joe Truman, Ryan Owens and Phil Hindes took silver for Great Britain after being beaten by the Netherlands in the final.

The fourth event in the six-stage World Cup series offers riders the chance to earn qualifying points for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Will Tidball, Ethan Vernon, Matt Walls and Fred Wright win team pursuit bronze

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