Emily Nelson takes first gold medal for GB as Elia Viviani also claims title at 2019 UEC Track Championships

The first major track event of the winter is taking place in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

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Emily Nelson took the first gold medal for the British team at the 2019 UEC European Track Championships, as Elia Viviani also took a title on the opening day of racing.

Nelson rode a measured and perfectly executed women’s scratch race on Wednesday (October 16) in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, taking the gold medal ahead of Shannon McCurley (Irl) in silver and Maria Martins (Por) in Bronze.

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