Bronze galore for Great Britain, as Australia breaks Dutch dominance on Track World Championships day one

There were world records, three British bronze medals and a surprise sprint victory

Sophie Capewell in women's team sprint
Sophie Capewell won her second career bronze medal in the women's team sprint.
(Image credit: Getty)

Great Britain claimed a batch of bronze medals in the women’s scratch race, women’s team sprint and men’s team sprint on the opening day of the UCI Track World Championships

“I’m honestly so happy,” Jess Roberts told Cycling Weekly after her third place in the 10km scratch race. “You always dream of getting a medal, and the scratch race can go either way.”

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.