UCI Track World Cup: Manchester day three – five observations

Team GB's endurance squad in rude health; work to be done by the sprinters but time on their side

Four gold medals, two silvers and a bronze for Great Britain certainly marked an encouraging start to World Cup proceedings this season.

With the team pursuiters in particular impressing on the first day, there were plenty of reasons to be cheerful at the home of British Cycling.

A capacity crowd in Manchester roared their heroes to success in the opening round of the 2013/14 Track World Cup (pic: Alex Broadways/SWpix)

Not everything went the way of the host nation however – Jason Kenny missed out in the sprint, while Germany’s Kristina Vogel looks in ominous form across the women’s sprint disciplines.

Here are  five further observations as preparations for next year’s World Championships began in earnest.

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