Great Britain take five gold medals in opening round of Track World Cup (videos)

Host nation Great Britain come out on top in the opening round of the UCI Track World Cup in Glasgow at the weekend

Katie Archibald

Great Britain topped the medal table at the opening round of the Tissot UCI Track World Cup at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow over the weekend (November 4-6).

Despite many of Britain's Olympic track champions being absent, a relatively young British team secured five victories in the men's team pursuit, women's team pursuit, women's Madison, women's omnium and men's team sprint.

Katie Archibald and Manon Lloyd won the inaugural Madison, after the women's event was added to World Cup schedule for the first time.

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The result for Archibald and Manon was all the more remarkable as both had been floored in a heavy crash. Archibald fractured her wrist in the incident, but both remounted to carry on racing. She later signed autographs with her arm in a sling.

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The young British men's team pursuit line-up of Mark Stewart, Kian Emadi, Oliver Wood and Andy Tennant took gold over France in the final. It was a similar result in the men's team sprint, with the British trio of Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens and Joe Truman winning against France.

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Britain's women's team pursuiters also scored gold in their event, with Emily Kay, Eleanor Dickinson, Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson overthrew Italy in the final to take gold.

>>> Track events get major overhaul in new UCI rule change

Brit Emily Kay won the newly revamped women's omnium, which has seen the individual timed events removed and replaced by mass-start races. The omnium now comprises scratch, tempo, elimination and points races and is run on a single day rather than split over two days as it previously has been.

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There was a familiar name at the top of the men's individual pursuit - Sylvain Chavanel. The Frenchman has turned to the boards with his road season finished, with a golden result.

The Tissot UCI Track World Cup continues with round two in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, this coming weekend (November 11-13).

Tissot UCI Track World Cup, round one: Glasgow


Men's sprint

1. Kamil Kuczynski (Poland)

2. Pavel Yakushevskiy (Russia)

3. Andri Vynokurov (Ukraine)


4. Ryan Owens (Great Britain)

6. Joe Truman (Great Britain)

10. Lewis Oliva (Wales)

Women's sprint

1. Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)

2. Liubov Basova (Ukraine)

3. Tania Calvo Barbero (Spain)

Men's individual pursuit

1. Sylvain Chavanel (France)

2. Daniel Staniszewski (Poland)

3. Dion Beukeboom (Netherlands)


7. Andy Tennant (Great Britain)

Women's individual pursuit

1. Justyna Kaczkowska (Poland)

2. Elise Delzenne (France)

3. Tatsiana Sharakova (Belarus)


4. Emily Nelson (Great Britain)

7. Eleanor Dickinson (Great Britain)

Men's team pursuit

1. Great Britain

2. France

3. Canada

Women's team pursuit

1. Great Britain

2. Italy

3. France

Men's team sprint

1. Great Britain

2. France

3. Poland

Women's team sprint

1. Spain

2. China

3. Russia

Men's keirin

1. Tomas Babek (Czech Republic)

2. Vasilijus Lendel (Lithuania)

3. Lewis Oliva (Wales)


13. Joe Truman (Great Britain)

Women's Keirin

1. Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)

2. Liubov Basova (Ukraine)

3. Courtney Field (Australia)

Men's scratch race

1. Robbe Ghys (Belgium)

2. Maksim Piskunov (Russia)

3. Ivo Emanuel Oliveira (Portugal)


8. Sam Harrison (Wales)

Women's scratch race

1. Elise Delzenne (France)

2. Minami Uwano (Japan)

3. Evgeniya Romanyuta (Russia)


10. Emily Nelson (Great Britain)

Men's points race

1. Cameron Meyer (Australia)

2. Benjamin Thomas (France)

3. Samuel Harrison (Wales)


4. Mark Stewart (Great Britain)

Men's Madison

1. Spain (Sebastian Mora, Albert Torres)

2. Australia (Cameron Meyer, Callum Scotson)

3. Belgium (Kenny De Ketele , Moreno De Pauw)


8. Great Britain (Mark Stewart, Oliver Wood)

Women's Madison

1. Great Britain (Manon Lloyd, Katie Archibold)

2. France (Laurie Berthon, Coralie Demay)

3. Russia (Maria Averina, Diana Klimova)

Women's omnium

1. Emily Kay (Great Britain)

2. Lotte Kopecky (Belgium)

3. Tatsiana Sharakova (Belarus)

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