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Weekly Women’s Sports News – January 18

January 18, 2016

Britain’s cyclists put out some great performances at the Hong Kong leg of the cycling World Cup. Laura Trott lead the charge with three medals which bodes well for the upcoming World Championships in London in March. Laura-Trott

Cycling: Impressive performances for track team in build-up to World Championships
Olympic champion Laura Trott led the charge for Great Britain at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Hong Kong this weekend, claiming omnium gold after an impressive battle with long-term rival Sarah Hammer and earlier in the weekend, silver in the scratch race. There was also success in the women’s team pursuit  with a silver for team members, Laura Trott, Emily Nelson, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Elinor Barker and Ciara Horne in the showdown with Canada. Jess Varnish and Katy Marchant took silver in the team sprint and there was also a medal for Emily Nelson who took bronze in the points race. Full story via Team GB

Cycling: Brits finish 7th and 10th in Cycle-cross World Cup
Helen Wyman took seventh place at round six of the 2015/16 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Lignieres-en-Berry in France on Sunday as Sanne Cant of Belgium took her third win of the series and increased her world cup lead. Nikki Harris, wearing her British champion’s jersey, had a tough race, finishing 10th, one minute and 23 seconds down on the winner. The result left Harris as the best placed British rider in the overall standings, in fourth place on 184 points, with Wyman in seventh on 146. www.britishcycling.org.uk

Football: Scotland prepare for Sweden friendly
Scotland coach Anna Signeul has named one new face in the squad for the friendly with Sweden on 26 January. Zoe Ness, a striker for Swedish side Mallbackens IF, is in the party of 18 for the trip to Gothenburg in Signeul’s homeland. Full story via BBC

Speed skating: Christie cautious in build-up to Worlds
Elise Christie hopes to use January’s European Championships in Sochi to hone her challenge for a world title. But the 25-year-old believes an ankle injury has hit her chances of winning a world title in Seoul in March. Full story via TeamGB

Rugby: Biggest ever Euro 7s planned
39 national teams are slated to appear in the biggest-ever European Sevens Championship this summer. The three-division European Sevens Championship has been expanded to include at least 39 national teams, with Division A joining the Top 12 Grand Prix as a two-leg tournament. The Top 12 “Grand Prix” will be played before and after the Olympics, with the first leg in Kazan (Russia) on 11/12 June and the second leg in Brive-Malemort (France) on 24/25 September. Full story via ScrumQueens


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