Great Britain ease to women's team pursuit gold at Track World Cup event in Glasgow

Great Britain won the women's team pursuit at both London 2012 and Rio 2016 (PA Images)
7:54am, Sat 09 Nov 2019
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Great Britain sensationally won gold in the women's team pursuit on day one of the Track World Cup in Glasgow.

The quartet of Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Neah Evans and Ellie Dickinson obliterated Germany in the final with a time of four minutes and 12.244 seconds.

Team GB won the women's team pursuit at London 2012 and Rio 2016, and the form they are showing has given them confidence for Tokyo 2020.

After the race, Barker said: "It was a quick time and a little bit above our expectations. It's nice when it happens like that."

"A lot of the conversation leading into an event like this is whether you want to focus on a result or a process," added Archibald. 

"But after you focus on a process and still walk away with a result like this, we're very happy."

Meanwhile, in the men's team pursuit the four British riders of Ed Clancy, Ethan Hayter, Charlie Tanfield and Ollie Wood had to settle for fourth place after being beaten by France in the bronze medal race.