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Cycling: Glasgow World Cup day 1

November 17, 2012
Cycling: Glasgow World Cup day 1

The first days action at the Track World Cup in the newly opened Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, saw the Britsh women bring home two gold medals, despite some teething problems in the mornings qualification races.

Cycling: Glasgow World Cup day 1

The newly formed team of Jess Varnish and Becky James however, were dominant from start to finish taking gold against Spain in a time of 33.428. This was the second World Cup win for the pair who also took gold in the first World Cup round in Columbia last month and are already proving themselves to be a formidable team.

Jess Varnish also rode in the Women’s 500m Time Trial, finishing in sixth place in an event that was won by Olga Panarina of Belarus.

In the Women’s team pursuit, Dani King, Laura Trott and 18 year old Elinor Barker (replacing a poorly Jo Rowsell)  faced Australia in the final. The race was closely fought throughout but Great Britain started to edge away at the later stages, coming through to win by a narrow margin.

Earlier in the day there had been a few teething problems for the newly formed trio. Despite a smooth first 2km, the team were split when Dani King having riden an extra leg could not hold on to Laura Trott. With King and Barker unable to get back on, Trott had no option but to ride the last four laps at the front to lead the team over the line in 3 mins 24.657 sec.

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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