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Weekly Women’s Sports Digest: March 30

March 30, 2015
Sarah Storey

In a great weekend for Britain’s cyclists, Sarah Storey claimed two golds at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships and Lizzie Armitstead won the the second round of the 2015 UCI women’s World Cup, in Italy.

Sarah Storey

Cycling: Para-cycling medals for Sarah Storey, Sophie Thornhill and Crystal Lane
Dame Sarah Storey continued her astonishing unbeaten run in the C5 pursuit at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships on Saturday, beating Poland’s Anna Harkowska to claim an eleventh para-cycling track world title. Full story via British Cycling

Sophie Thornhill, who, partnered by Helen Scott, dominated the women’s B sprint event, the British women didn’t lose a heat throughout the contest, beating Australia’s Brandie O’Connor and Brianna Hargrave 2-0 to take gold.

Crystal Lane added C4-5 scratch bronze to her silver from the 500-metre time trial on Thursday in a frenetic race, her effort helping Great Britain top the medal table with nine medals; seven gold, one silver and one bronze. Full story via BritishCycling

Cycling:  Lizzie Armitstead out-sprints her rivals to win the Trofeo Alfredo Binda
Olympic road race silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead out-sprinted her rivals to win the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, the second round of the 2015 UCI women’s World Cup, in Italy.

Armitstead looked strong throughout after getting involved in a six-rider breakaway and after 123.7 kilometres and five climbs, she edged out world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Anna Van Der Breggen in the charge for the line, securing her fourth win of the year in the process. Full story via TeamGB 

Triathlon: Lucy Hall shows potential
Great Britain’s Lucy Hall posted one of her best senior results to finish 17th in this weekends leg of the World Triathlon Series in New Zealand. The race was won by American Gwen Jorgensen, making this her 10th event win.

Tennis: Heather Watson loses in Miami
Britain’s Heather Watson could not complete a dramatic comeback against Angelique Kerber as the German won their rain-delayed Miami Open contest.

Watson, ranked 41st, recovered from 5-1 down in the final set only to drop serve when trying to level at 5-5, eventually losing 7-5 3-6 6-4. Full story via BBC 

Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill announces return
Jessica Ennis-Hill, the British golden girl of London 2012, will be back in action in front of a home crowd in the Great CityGames Manchester on Saturday 9 May. Click here for full story

Athletics: Future bright for GB women’s distance running
Former Olympic athlete Steve Cram says the future is bright for British women’s distance running after Gemma Steel, 29, finished 18th in the World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China on Saturday. She came home one place ahead of European U23 champion Rhona Auckland, 21, who Cram believes is one of a new breed of promising female runners.

“We’ve got some really good young runners but we’ve got to make sure they come through,” Cram told BBC Sport. full story via the BBC

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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