Lack of composure costs GB women in Track World Champs team pursuit

Poor decision making and an inconsistent pace left the GB quartet unable to contest the gold medal

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

A lack of composure was behind the disappointing qualifying performance from Great Britain's women's team pursuit squad at the Track World Championships in London on Thursday afternoon.

The quartet – comprising Joanna Rowsell Shand, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Ciara Horne – recorded a time of 4-21.454, placing them fifth in the standings and meaning a bronze medal is their best possible result.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.