Elinor Barker claims Great Britain's first medal on opening day of Track World Championships 2017

Barker claims silver in the women's scratch race

Picture by SWpix.com - 12/04/2017 - Cycling - 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Day 1 - Hong Kong Velodrome, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong - Woman's Scratch Race Final - BARKER Elinor of Great Britain.

Elinor Barker in action in the Women's Scratch Race in the 2017 Track World Championships (Credit: SWPix)

(Image credit: SWpix.com)

Elinor Barker took Great Britain's first medal of the 2017 Track World Championships as she won silver in the women's scratch race behind Rachele Barbieri (Italy).

Barbieri and Barker, who is expected to also compete in the team pursuit, madison, and points race later in the week, were two of six riders who followed an attack by Sarah Hammer (USA) with 22 laps to go, working well together to gain a lap on the bunch with seven laps remaining.

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