Buy tickets for UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2016 London
Great Britain power to junior women's team pursuit gold at European track championships

Great Britain power to junior women's team pursuit gold at European track championships

Home » Great Britain Cycling Team

Great Britain stormed to junior women’s team pursuit victory to earn a first gold medal at the UEC Junior and Under-23 European Track Championships in Portugal.

Manon Lloyd, Emily Nelson, Grace Garner and Megan Barker overcame Poland in the gold-medal final by over seven seconds on the second day of competition in Anadia.

The foursome’s time of 4:39.707 was nearly three seconds faster than their effort in qualifying, where they went quickest in 4:42.625.

“Top step of the podium for us @BritishCycling junior girls, European champions! So happy!” tweeted 17-year-old Lloyd.

Katy Marchant and Rosie Blount added bronze in the under-23 women’s team sprint, also facing Poland in their medal ride.

A time of 34.604 seconds was too quick for Urszula Los and Katarzyna Kirchenstein, who completed their two laps in 35.313.

Matt Gibson nearly added a further bronze in the junior men’s individual pursuit but was denied by Daniel Staniszewski.

Gibson had qualified third-fastest ahead of the Polish rider in 3:22.382, but Staniszewski fought back in the medal ride to win in 3:23.5710 with Gibson unable to reproduce his earlier effort.

Emily Kay was 10th in the under-23 women’s individual pursuit as she continues to her step up into the senior ranks. The 18-year-old negotiated three-kilometres in 3:49.740, Germany’s Mieke Kroger eventually winning in 3:40.502.

Joseph Truman gained more international competition experience in the junior men’s kilo, finishing ninth in 1:05.952. The Czech Republic’s Jiri Janoser took gold in 1:03.330.

The Great Britain Cycling Team now have three medals - gold, silver and bronze. The six-day competition continues on Thursday.


Men’s junior kilo
Women’s under-23 team sprint

Men’s under-23 team sprint

Women’s junior team pursuit

Men’s junior individual pursuit

Women’s under-23 individual pursuit

Men’s under-23 team pursuit

Women’s junior sprint

British Cycling Fan


Track Worlds 2016


Team Jersey 15/16
Give the gift of British Cycling membership this Christmas