Great Britain win 'surreal' Madison title after race neutralised at World Championships

Elinor Barker and Neah Evans navigate crashes to take gold on day five, as Ethan Vernon triumphs in Elimination race

Neah Evans and Elinor Barker sitting on the track
(Image credit: Getty)

British pair Elinor Barker and Neah Evans claimed victory in a chaotic and crash-strewn Madison at the World Championships on Monday night. 

The duo, who led narrowly for most of the 120-lap event, almost saw their advantage snatched away, when a crash on the penultimate lap meant the race was halted, just after Barker had roared off the front. 

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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.