Britain’s team pursuiters back on top of the podium in Apeldoorn

A gold and a silver for Great Britain on day two of the UCI track cycling world championships as team pursuit squads step up.

Great Britain's team pursuit squad on their way to a gold medal

(Image credit: Alex Whitehead/

Ed Clancy collected his fifth team pursuit world title in Apeldoorn tonight as he lead a young and disparate group to a gold medal with a world class time of three minutes and 53 seconds. Great Britain’s second fastest time outside of Olympic competition.

Clancy, Britain’s ever reliable man one, was joined by former GB sprinter Kian Emadi, 19-year-old Academy rider Ethan Hayter and Charlie Tanfield who isn’t currently on any British Cycling programme. Add to that mix the fact the quartet are being coached by stand in endurance coach Iain Dyer.

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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.