Session one report: Great Britain line up two gold medal finals

Great Britain have lined up two gold medal finals in the men’s and women’s team pursuits and will race France and Italy respectively in Friday evening’s finals session at Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

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After qualifying fastest on Thursday evening, Great Britain’s quartet of Mark Stewart, Matthew Bostock, Kiam Emadi and Oliver Wood beat the Polish quartet of Alan Banaszek, Szymon Wojciech Sajnok, Daniel Staniszewski and Adrian Teklinkski to reach the gold medal final. They’ll face the European champions France who overcame Canada in their first round heat.

Canada and Switzerland will go head-to-head for the bronze medal.

Great Britain’s women will also race in the gold medal final after Emily Kay, Ellie Dickinson, Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson also beat Poland in the first round to line up a final against European champions Italy, after they overcame France in their heat.

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Poland and France will contest the bronze medal final.

Great Britain’s Ryan Owens booked his place in the men’s sprint semi-final, overcoming teammate Joe Truman in an all-British quarter-final.  He’ll face Russia’s Pavel Yakushevskiy in the evening session and Poland’s Kamil Kuczynski will go up against Andrii Vynokurov  of Ukraine.

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The women’s keirin will take place on Friday evening.

Racing will be live on BBC Red Button and Eurosport from 7pm and updates will be available via Twitter

To follow the Great Britain Cycling Team, visit the British Cycling live blog.