DAY ONE RESULTS: GOLDEN START FOR GREAT BRITAIN
Great Britain enjoyed a golden start to the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow with success in the women’s and men’s team pursuits.
The women’s team pursuit quartet of Emily Kay, Emily Nelson, Manon Lloyd and Ellie Dickinson triumphed over Italy in the final to take gold in a time of 4:25.809 in front of a delighted home crowd.
The bronze medal was won by France (4:26.725) who defeated Poland (4:32.875).
The men’s team matched their efforts, with Mark Stewart, Andy Tennant, Kian Emadi and Ollie Wood beating European champions France (Thomas Benjamin, Sylvain Chavanel, Corentin Ermenault and Adrien Garel) in the final in a time of 3:58.891 to France’s 4:00.230.
Canada (Adam Jamieson, Aidan Caves, Jay Lamoureux and Bayley Simpson) took home bronze, riding home in 4:01.958 against Switzerland (4:05.035).
Lithuania’s Simona Krupeckaite took gold in the women’s keirin, the former world champion beating Liubov Basova (Ukraine) and Courtney Field (Australia) into silver and bronze respectively.
The men’s sprint was won by Kamil Kuczynski of Poland, who defeated Russia’s Pavel Yakushevsky in three heats. Ukraine’s Andrii Vynokurov took bronze, defeating Great Britain’s Ryan Owens in two heats.