Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup London 2018 – In Pictures
The home crowds packed into the Lee Valley VeloPark and they were treated to a host of British success at the UCI Tissot Track World Cup this weekend.
Olympic champions Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald raised the roof on Sunday as they took gold in the Madison, after earlier success in the team pursuit with Eleanor Dickinson and Neah Evans.
A host of international stars also took to the track with wins for Australia’s Stephanie Morton and Dutchmen Matthijs Buchli and Harrie Lavreysen.
Para-cycling featured at the track world cup for the first time as there was yet more British success for Kadeena Cox, Neil Fachie and Jody Cundy.
Here we take a look at some of the best pictures from this weekend’s action:
What a venue – Lee Valley VeloPark in London was the perfect place for a magnificent weekend of racing, showing women’s omnium tempo race
Danish double act – the top duo in the Madison final Julius Johansen and Casper von Folsach show their opponents how it’s done as they lead the pack on their way to victory
Still got it – Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox showed she still has the gold medal habit, as she won in the C4-5 500m time trial
How close was this? Australia’s Stephanie Morton does just enough to get ahead of Daria Shmeleva, of Russia, to win the women’s keirin final
High-fives – Neil Fachie and pilot Matt Rotherham mark winning the tandem sprint final by sharing the celebrations with the fans
Festive spirit – Great Britain’s Women’s Endurance coach Paul Manning wearing an eye-catching Christmas jumper as he watches his team on their way to an incredible victory in the team pursuit
Watch your back – Great Britain’s Jack Carlin, racing for Team Inspired, can’t help but look back at his opponents as he races in the men’s keirin final – but Matthijs Buchli would go on get past and claim the win
In perfect harmony – the relentless British quartet of Katie Archibald, Eleanor Dickinson, Neah Evans and Laura Kenny, who provided one of the moments of the weekend when they chased down the United States in 3000m to showcase their team pursuit dominance
Eyes in front – The chasing pack keep their eyes on eventual champion Matt Walls, of Great Britain, in the men’s omnium scratch race
All smiles – Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald show their delight after raising the roof during their women’s Madison final victory
When you’re giving 110 per cent – Six time Olympic champion Jason Kenny goes all out, and it shows in his face, as he battles with Poland’s Mateusz Rudyk in the men’s sprint
When the crowd stands to salute you – Matt Walls raises his arm to celebrate in front of the home fans as he wins gold in the omnium on Sunday
Sportsmanship personified – Holland’s Harrie Lavreysen shows the art of winning gracefully as he goes to shake the hand of Matthew Glaetzer, of Australia, after winning the men’s sprint final.
The next TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup on UK boards takes place at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow from 8-10 November 2019. Sign up now at bit.ly/NextStopGlasgow to access tickets before they go on sale to the general public