Elinor Barker confident of catching Germany after qualifying second fastest at Tokyo Olympics

On a rapid opening day to the track events, the GB women’s team pursuit squad made mistakes but were still near the top of the standings

The Team GB pursuit squad in Tokyo
(Image credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The Team GB women’s pursuit squad are confident they can best their German rivals, after qualifying second on the opening day of track events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

As the indoor cycling kicked off at the Izu Velodrome, south of the Japanese capital on Monday (August 2), Team GB went into the team pursuit qualifying as favourites, having dominated the event at the previous two Olympic Games. 

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