UCI Track Cycling World Cup: Brits Shine in London

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This weekend saw London play host to the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, and what a weekend of cycling it turned out to be for the hosts as they claimed four gold medals.

Olympic champion Laura Trott claimed two of Great Britain's gold medals as she added victory in the women's omnium on Sunday to her women's team pursuit gold from Friday.

The other two golds came in the men's team pursuit and men's madison, with Elinor Barker winning bronze in the women's points race marking a successful weekend according to British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton.

"Our winning mentality is coming back. We're starting to get some results," Sutton said. "We're not just relying on the women's team pursuit winning."

Trott, who won the individual points race at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, was delighted with the weekend's efforts.

"I'm so happy," Trott said. "The points race has never been my strongest event. I've been doing a lot of work.

"My tactics were actually quite simple, all I had to do was follow Jolien [D'Hoore]. When I won the second from last sprint I knew it was over."

 

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