Track Cycling World Cup: Elinor Barker wins points race gold

Elinor Barker

Elinor Barker is a two-time world champion in women’s team pursuit

Olympic champion Elinor Barker won Britain’s second title at the second Track World Cup of the season with victory in the women’s points race.

Barker, a member of the successful team pursuit quartet in Rio, won gold by six points from Japan’s Minami Uwano.

Mark Stewart and Ollie Wood took bronze in the madison after clinching second place in the final sprint of the race.

Britain topped the medal table in Appeldoorn, Netherlands, with two golds, two silvers and one bronze.

Joe Truman, Ryan Owens and Jack Carlin claimed the men’s team sprint on Friday. Chris Latham won silver in the men’s scratch and Emily Kay matched that result in the women’s omnium.

Barker said: “I’m very, very happy. It was a tough race with some really strong riders. That is probably the best I’ve ever performed in a points race tactically, so I’m very proud.”

On Saturday, Ireland’s Mark Downey won the men’s points race gold.

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