It’s been an exceptional UEC European Track Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland with the women’s Great Britain team topping the medal standings with six gold medals and three bronze.
Laura Trott secured her 10th European title in the omnium after also winning gold in the team pursuit and the scratch race. Speaking to British Cycling about this remarkable record of wins she said:
“It’s just been great. I absolutely love the Euros. I did it from the very first one in 2010 and I’ve been a European champion in every one I’ve competed at, which I guess is quite lucky. So yeah I’ve really enjoyed this whole week of racing.”
Laura Trott has become the competition’s most successful rider which is an incredible achievement.
Katie Archibald also secured three gold medals at the Velodrome Suisse in the individual pursuit and the elimination race. Of her wins, Archibald said:
“I think you’ve got to go in imagining you’re going to win. You don’t imagine celebrating or anything like that but you think of the best outcome and how you can get to it.”
Ciara Horne secured bronze in the individual pursuit which was her second medal of the event after she was part of the team pursuit squad alongside Trott and Archibald.
It’s undeniable that the women’s British Cycling team is looking incredibly strong and topping the medal standings at the European Track Championships puts them in a very good position. We hope that they can maintain this display of great teamwork and the of level of standard and consistency as we head into next year and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.