GB win first gold as women's team pursuit squad battle through

Team pursuit gold for Great Britain but the team is made to work for it after coming under pressure from a rapidly improving Canadian team

Great Britain with gold medals, women's team pursuit podium

(Image credit: Casey B Gibson)

The British women's team pursuit squad did what was expected of them at the 2014 Track World Championships in Cali, Colombia, winning the gold medal, but only after some quick thinking by Laura Trott in the final stages of a frantic race.

Trott had to ride underneath a rapidly slowing Elinor Barker and try to sprint back up to her team mates to ensure they beat Canada who had lead by over a second at the halfway stage.

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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.