UCI Track World Cup – Cali – Day one

UCI Track World Cup – Cali – Day one

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Laura Trott, Wendy Houvenaghel and Sarah Storey qualified for the gold medal final of the team pursuit at round two of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

The British trio containing World Champions Trott and Houvenaghel finished second and will meet New Zealand in the final to be held tomorrow evening in Cali, Columbia.

After the race, women's endurance coach Paul Manning reflected on a time produced in inclement conditions by a newly-formed group of riders.

Speaking live from Cali, Manning talked of tough ride, but with the option to ride differently in the final to produce a winning result.

"Conditions were windy and challenging tonight, it was different from in training.

"In the end we went for Laura, Wendy and Sarah as the lineup order; it was the best option. Obviously, this group has only been training together for a couple of weeks and today was the first time they raced - the more they ride together the better they will get.

"In the short term though, I'm confident we can give the Kiwi's a good race tomorrow. There's not a huge time difference and we can address a few things after this first race. We can look at things like gearing and turn length and how that will change the energy within the team."


Women's Team Pursuit
1. New Zealand
2. Great Britain