International Cycling

Trott wins world scratch gold for Britain

2016-03-03 22:10
Laura Trott (AP)

London - Laura Trott won the first medal for hosts Great Britain at the track cycling world championships on Thursday, adding the world gold to the European title she claimed last year in the scratch race.

The double gold medallist from the London Olympics put in a magnificent late effort to chase down a breakaway group on her own and then rode on to hold onto first place.

Defending champion Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands was a close second while Canadian Stephanie Roorda won bronze in the bunch sprint that followed Trott.

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