Will Tidball clinches 'dream' gold medal as GB claim first rainbow jerseys of World Championships

Great Britain took home two golds on the first day, when world records tumbled in the velodrome

Will Tidball wins scratch race at World Championships
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On his Track World Championships debut, 23-year-old Will Tidball secured a spectacular gold medal in the Scratch race, surging to victory in the final two laps.

The Brit, who lurked patiently in the bunch for most of the 60-lap race, followed the wheel of Dutchman Roy Eefting-Bloem in the finale, before powering away to the line. Fuelled by the rapture of the home crowds, Tidball then sat up in his saddle, stretched his arms out wide, and celebrated an unexpected win.

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