Track Worlds day one: Mixed day for GB as team pursuit go fastest, while team sprinters miss out

GB's men's team pursuit squad sets the fastest pace early in qualification, but disappointment for the women's team sprinters who fail to secure Rio qualification

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Great Britain’s men’s team pursuit squad qualified fastest on the opening day of the Track World Championships in London, however, both the men’s and women’s team sprinters failed to get out of their first rounds and missed out on contesting any medals.

For the women’s squad of Jess Varnish and Katy Marchant who finished fifth, this was their last chance to gain Olympic qualification points and means they now miss out on a place in Rio.

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