‘I can’t believe I’m world champion’ - Emma Finucane wins dominant sprint gold at World Championships

The 20-year-old from Carmarthen ended a 10-year wait for Great Britain in the women's sprint

Emma Finucane with a union jack draped on her shoulders
(Image credit: Getty)

Emma Finucane went from being Great Britain’s next best sprinter, to its current one on Wednesday night, when she claimed a momentous first rainbow jersey. 

At just 20 years old, the Welshwoman beat the eight-time world champion Lea Sophie Friedrich (Germany) convincingly in the women's sprint, winning 2-0 in a best of three matches. 

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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.