British women shine at track worlds
Elinor Barker won gold in the points race for the Great Britain Cycling Team on the final day of the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong.
Barker gained a second decisive lap on her Cervélo T4 in the dying stages of a thrilling duel with American Sarah Hammer. "I'm incredibly happy," Barker said. "Until the last lap it was looking like another silver. I'm so happy it was a gold."
Elinor Barker’s gold came less than 48 hours after Katie Archibald's omnium triumph. The 23-year-old collected 123 points over the four-discipline event to claim her first individual world title. "I feel really privileged to pull it off," she said. "It was an unbelievably grippy race, I really thought I'd lost it in the middle point but I pulled it out of the bag.”
Barker also won silver in the scratch race and in the inaugural women’s Madison with Emily Nelson. Britain’s lone bronze was won by Chris Latham in the scratch race, giving the team five medals overall.
Since 2015, Cervélo has been working with British Cycling to design, develop and manufacture the fastest track bikes in the world for the Great Britain Cycling Team.