Six world track medals bode well for Great Britain’s Olympic hopes

04 March 2018 05:20
Team boosted by performance in Apeldoorn finals as Laura and Jason Kenny have encouraging returns to competitionThe Great Britain cycling team has had its moments on the velodrome in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn, which is where Laura Kenny, née Trott, made her international breakthrough in 2010 and where a year later the team began its final march on London 2012 with some hard talking from the coaches. Midway to Tokyo, a haul of five medals in Olympic events on the Dutch track and third in the medal table with six medals overall was a distinct improvement on last year’s performance in Hong Kong.On Sunday afternoon the world track championships closed with a stirring ride in the Madison for Mark Stewart and Ollie Wood, who ended up only a few metres short of a medal. Agonisingly, had the pair finished second rather than third in the final sprint of a dramatically fast 50 kilometres, that would have enabled them to snaffle the bronze medal from a strong Australian team of Cameron Mayer and Callum Scotson. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian