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Great Britain dominates at the European Track Cycling Championships and wins multiple gold medals.
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Great Britain dominates at the European Track Cycling Championships and wins multiple gold medals.

At the European Track Cycling Championships in the Netherlands, Great Britain won the gold medal in the men’s team pursuit, but the women’s team had to be content with the silver medal.

The team consisting of Dan Bigham, Ethan Hayter, Ethan Vernon, Ollie Wood, and Charlie Tanfield beat world champions Denmark with a time of 3 minutes and 45.218 seconds, winning by a difference of 1.154 seconds.

Britain won their first team pursuit European title in nine years, while Italy claimed bronze and Germany took fourth place.

Success in Europe may also increase the chances of qualifying for the Paris Olympics. This comes after their hopes were damaged due to a crash during the home world championships in Glasgow last August.

Vernon mentioned that this is one of our final races competing against these competitors. It feels good to have a strong performance and gain confidence for the upcoming race in Paris. Some of us will now be transitioning to road races with our individual teams, so we won’t be reunited for a few months.

“It was a pleasant experience to receive such a high level of recognition before we embark on our individual endeavors for a while, and then reunite for the final Nations Cup… I believe our performance will improve as we head into Paris.”

The women’s British team pursuit, consisting of Josie Knight, Meg Barker, Anna Morris, Jess Roberts, and Neah Evans, earned a silver medal after being defeated by Italy, the reigning world champions.

Barker, who earned their first European medal, stated: “After losing the gold ride off, it takes a moment to realize that we still won silver, so we will reflect on it and be very pleased.”

In the final of the men’s one kilometre time trial, Joe Truman came in fourth place. Italy’s Matteo Bianchi claimed the gold medal, followed by Dutchman Daan Kool in second place. France’s Melvin Landerneau secured the bronze medal, finishing just 0.037 seconds behind.

Source: theguardian.com