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Nail-Biting Sprint Finish Costs Elinor Barker the Gold

The Welsh gold medal olympian takes home the silver from the Track Cycling World Championships

Team GB is out in Hong Kong for the Track Cycling World Championships. So far there have been crashes, celebrations and disappointed.

Elinor Barker showed incredible performance at the Rio games last summer as she and teammates took home the gold in the team pursuit. A favourite to take home the gold in Hong Kong, Barker fought hard on the track in a suspenseful scratch race to miss first place by moments as the win went to Italy’s Rachele Barbieri.

Photo: British Cycling

“I went ever so slightly too soon and that probably cost me the win… I was just not fast enough. Congratulations to her but I’m really disappointed.” – Elinor Barker

There’s plenty more race action coming up over the weekend in Hong Kong with the women’s schedule unfolding:

Thursday, April 13th

Sprint- Qualifying, 1/16 & 1/8

Team Pursuit- 1st round, Finals & Ceremony

Sprint- 1/4

Friday, April 14th

Omnium- Scratch & Tempo Race

Sprint- Semi-Finals, 3-4 Places, Finals & Ceremony

Omnium- Elimination, Points Race & Ceremony

Saturday, April 15th

500m TT- Qualifying

Individual Pursuit- Qualifying

500m TT- Final & Ceremony

Madison- Final & Ceremony

Individual Pursuit- 3-4 Places, Finals & Ceremony

Sunday, April 16th

Keirin- 1st round & Repechages

Keirin- 2nd round, 7-12 Places, Final & Ceremony

Points Race- Final & Ceremony

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