Two golds for GB pursuit squads on day one of London World Cup

Both men's and women's pursuiters claim victory at the Lee Valley VeloPark.

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Great Britain's men's and women's team pursuit squads evoked the memories of London 2012 this evening as they both won gold on day one of the Track World Cup meeting in the capital.

For the women, it was another emphatic performance, in which they were fastest throughout the three rounds of competition. After qualifying fastest in the day session, Ciara Horne replaced for Laura Trott for the semis, in which they beat a USA team disqualified for ignoring commissaires' rules.

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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.