Great Britain's hattrick of gold on opening night

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The British track team started their pre-Olympic winter track campaign in fine fashion tonight, taking three gold medals with three dominant performances at the European championships.

Both the men's and women's team pursuit squads won their events with apparent ease, and encouragingly posted fast times on what is a notoriously slow track in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Victoria Pendleton and an ever improving Jess Varnish rounded off the tally with a win in the women's team sprint.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.