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Cycling - 05. March 2016.

Day 3 at The World Championships in Beijing

After disappointment yesterday, Great Britain’s women’s pursuit team including Joanna Roswell Shand, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Ciara Horne achieved a new British record and an improvement of over four seconds on their qualifying time, securing them a place in the bronze medal final.

Pictures by SWpix.com - 04/03/2016 - Cycling - 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Day 3 - Lee Valley VeloPark, London, England - Women's Team Pursuit First Round - Great Britain - TROTT Laura, BARKER Elinor, HORNE Ciara, ROWSELL-SHAND Joanna

The first world title of the day was awarded to Anastasiia Voinova (Russia) in the women’s 500 m time trial with a time of 32.959, returning to re-claim her world title for another year. Hong Kong’s Wai Sze Lee took the silver medal (33.736) and Elis Ligtlee from the Netherlands claimed the bronze medal with 33.760.

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The evening session saw three world titles awarded. Taking home the second world title of the day, were USA’s Sarah Hammer, Kelly Catlin, Chloe Dygert and Jennifer Valente in the women’s team pursuit in a time of 4:16.802. USA beat Canada’s Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Glasser, Kirsti Lay and Georgia Simmerling with a time of 4:19.525.  Great Britain’s Joanna Rowsell Shand, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Ciara Horne convincingly beat New Zealand in the bronze medal final (4:16.540) in front of an overwhelmed home crowd.

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Day three results

Women’s 500 m time trial

Women’s team pursuit

 

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