British team start Hong Kong Track World Cup in blistering form

GB women's team pursuiters and men's sprinters team qualify fastest in the opening day at the UCI Track World Cup in Hong Kong - Cavendish and GB squad qualify sixth in men's team pursuit - Silver for Laura Trott in women's scratch race - Emily Nelson claims bronze in women's points race

The GB Womens team pursuit at the New Zealand World Cup track event in 2015

(Image credit: Watson)

Great Britain's track cyclists have made a strong start in the final round of the UCI Track World Cup in Hong Kong, with both the women's team pursuit and men's team sprint line-ups qualifying fastest.

The likely 2016 Olympic Games quartet of Laura Trott, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne and Joanna Rowsell-Shand put in a blistering performance to qualify fastest in the women's team pursuit by over four seconds. Their time of 4-19.369 was comfortably ahead of second-placed USA (4-23.696).

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.