After a disappointing World Championships in Paris in February, British track cycling got back on track at the European Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland, this October.
Great Britain’s women won their fourth team pursuit title in five years at the Championships, dominating Russia in the final, overtaking their opponents well before the end of the race.
Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell, Katie Archibald, Ciara Horne and Elinor Barker combined over the rounds to produce some inspirational performances going into the Olympic year.
Team GB will be looking to defend their Olympic TP title, won by Trott, Rowsell and Dani King in London in 2012 – the same trio that won European gold in 2011.
The women’s team pursuit gold was one of nine medals won by Great Britain in Grenchen, with Archibald and Trott going on to win another three between them in the individual pursuit (Archibald) and the omnium and scratch race (Trott).
Come back on Thursday to see what’s behind door number three on our Best of British cycling advent calendar.