Katy Marchant wins gold in keirin after photo finish at Track World Cup in Glasgow

Katy Marchant and Emma Hinze went to a photo finish in the keirin (Twitter: British Cycling)
10:06am, Sun 10 Nov 2019
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Britain's Katy Marchant took gold on day two of the Track World Cup in Glasgow after a photo finish in the keirin.

It looked as if Germany's Emma Hinze was cruising to victory heading into the final bend, but a sensational finish from the Olympic bronze medallist saw her take the win by the smallest of margins.

Despite leaving it late, it was a perfect example of a rider timing their sprint to the line, and Marchant was greeted with rapturous applause from the home crowd after it was announced she had won.

Following her exhilarating performance, she said: "I'm so happy. I'm really pleased with how I rode the race.

"There were moments when I chose to be patient and then I picked my moment at the end. It was hard work but it was worth fighting for."

Elsewhere, the British pair of Ethan Hayter and Ollie Wood had to settle for silver in the madison as the French duo of Benjamin Thomas and Donavan Vincent Grondin took gold.