Gold for Will Tidball and silver for British girls’s dash workforce in Glasgow

Great Britain recorded a greatest main girls’s workforce dash lead to 12 years with silver on the UCI Cycling World Championships earlier than Will Tidball ended the day with scratch race gold in Glasgow.

Lauren Bell, Sophie Capewell and Emma Finucane recorded a time quick sufficient to interrupt the world report on the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome however Germany went even quicker to take gold in a time of 45.848 seconds.

Bell described it as a “bittersweet” outcome as they settled for silver, besides it’s one other large marker after Britain did not qualify for the workforce dash at both of the final two Olympics.

Silver is Britain’s greatest outcome at this stage since Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish completed runners up in 2011, having been overwhelmed by an Australian workforce together with outgoing Great Britain coach Kaarle McCulloch.

“We pushed them all the way,” stated Capewell. “We can take a bit of credit for that world record I think. It’s a little bit disappointing but our goal is next year and this is a stepping stone.

“If you look at how far we’ve come, we’ve knocked over half a second off our time last year and none of us executed it perfectly so there is more to come.”

It was a rollercoaster day for Britain within the velodrome, with their defence of the lads’s workforce pursuit title ending a qualifying crash for Charlie Tanfield within the morning, however Tidball ended it in golden trend with a shock win within the scratch race.

The 23-year-old, making his World Championship debut and competing in his solely race of the week, stored himself hidden for a lot of the 60-lap race earlier than coming round Dutch rider Roy Eefting-Bloem with half a lap to go.

“I didn’t have expectations,” Tidball stated. “I didn’t really dream of coming away with a medal. I wanted to put it all on the line to win it. With a scratch race, that’s how you’re going to win. You can’t win it with a half-hearted attack. We went all-in and it paid off.”

If there was a grievance from the riders, it was that the medal ceremonies didn’t happen within the velodrome itself, however over in a facet room away from the crowds.

“That’s the one thing that is missing,” Tidball stated. “They should have put that here. It’s probably the most important thing to have in a track centre. Maybe I should win another time.”

But whereas Tidball may have a good time, it was a nasty day for his males’s endurance team-mates as Tanfield crashed 40 metres from the road in workforce pursuit qualifying. With Britain already down to 3 riders on the time, they did not set an official time and went out of the competitors.

Britain had been on the right track for the second quickest qualifying time behind Denmark and a ticket to the medal rounds previous to the incident however Tanfield, a late call-up to the squad to interchange the injured Ethan Hayter, started to lose the wheel of Dan Bigham and Ethan Vernon within the ultimate laps.

As he pushed to maintain up, Tanfield dipped his entrance wheel on to the blue band on the backside of the monitor and misplaced management. The 26-year-old, a part of the GB squad who gained the world title in 2018, was taken to hospital and was identified with a concussion.

Neah Evans missed out on bronze within the girls’s particular person pursuit, overwhelmed by New Zealand’s Bryony Botha as American Chloe Dygert took gold.

There was success for Britain’s para-cyclists. Sophie Unwin and Jenny Holl took gold within the girls’s B kilo time trial, with Lizzi Jordan piloted by Amy Cole claiming bronze in the identical occasion.

Steve Bate and Chris Latham took bronze within the males’s B particular person pursuit.

Earlier within the day, Jody Cundy turned the second British para-cyclist to set a brand new world report at these Championships as he clocked a time of 10.427 seconds within the males’s C4 omnium flying 200 metres.

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