The TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup returned to London’s iconic Lee Valley Velodrome. Some of the worlds best track cyclists went head-to-head with the net generation of rising stars. Once again the Great Britain Women Cycling Team raised the roof with stunning performances.
This is the third UCI Track Cycling World Cup event for which we have delivered the medals and this year the Paracycling was hosted at a combined event for the first time. Next year the event returns to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow and we hope to be there in support…
Team GB delivers
Great Britain women’s team pursuit quartet continued their stunning form on what was a golden first evening of the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London.
The team of Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans, and Ellie Dickinson caught world championships the USA with over a kilometre of the final still to go, delighting the home crowd and securing their third world cup title in a row.
Matthew Walls and Fred Wright claimed Madison silver to add to their pursuit bronze medal. The duo – aged just 20 and 19 – followed up Friday evenings success by putting on a spectacular Madison performance, scoring in seven of the 12 sprints, including maximum points on the final sprint to ensure their place on the podium.
Shaped like a velodrome
Rather than a traditional round medal, this one is oval in shape like a velodrome with a neat ribbon slot integrated into the design. This year UCI required medals and ribbons for the paracyclists competition which was hosted at the same event.