Silver and bronze for GB in first day at Track World Champs

Great Britain in team pursuit, Track World Championships 2013

The Great Britain team won a silver and bronze medal on the opening night at the Track World Championships in Belarus today. Becky James and Victoria Williamson won a surprise bronze in the women's team sprint while the men's team pursuit quartet took silver after losing out to Australia in the gold medal final.

"It's been a good day. It was really unexpected," said James after receiving her first senior World Championship medal. "It was hard for Vicky stepping in. We were both a bit gob-smacked when we looked up and we qualified faster than the Aussies."

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