Great Britain ended the Glasgow round of the UCI Track World Cup with six medals – three gold, two silver, one bronze – after three days of thrills and spills at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.
The women’s squad led the medal charge, spearheaded by double Olympic champion Laura Trott, who reigned supreme in the team pursuit with Dani King and Elinor Barker, before triumphing in the omnium – the two events in which she claimed gold at London 2012.
Jess Varnish and Becky James also won gold in the women’s team sprint, while Varnish later claimed silver in the individual sprint, with James settling for bronze.
Ed Clancy made the first tentative steps towards filling Hoy’s considerable shoes, replacing the six-time Olympic gold medallist at man-three in the men’s team sprint line-up which took silver in Glasgow.
But a number of crashes beset the Great Britain team over the course of the weekend, the most spectacular being the men’s team pursuit pile-up on Friday.
Here’s how the action unfolded.
Becky James and Jess Varnish joined forces in the women’s team sprint to win Great Britain’s first gold medal of the weekend
Laura Trott and Dani King, both part of Great Britain’s triumphant women’s team pursuit trio at London 2012, teamed up with debutant Elinor Barker to win in Glasgow
Great Britain fielded a new-look line-up in the men’s team pursuit and it ended with three riders on the boards after a touch of wheels with a handful of laps remaining
Philip Hindes leaves Jason Kenny and Ed Clancy in his wake in the men’s team sprint
Clancy, making his team sprint debut having switched from the team pursuit, rode to silver on the final lap
He may not have been racing, but Sir Chris Hoy was still the star of the show at the velodrome which bares his name
Jason Kenny was left with serious road rash after crashing on the final lap of the men’s keirin final. The triple Olympic gold medallist later withdrew from the individual sprint
Welshman Lewis Oliva also came down in the crash and was taken to hospital for an X-Ray on his hand
Jess Varnish beat team sprint partner Becky James in the women’s individual sprint semi-final but was then defeated 2-0 by Germany’s Kristina Vogel in the race for gold
Laura Trott sported a pair of custom Sidi shoes during the women’s omnium
The 20-year-old produced a storming 500m time trial to edge out Ashlee Ankudinoff and claim women’s omnium gold
Germany finished the weekend at the top of the medal table, with six golds and three silvers, with the hosts Great Britain second
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