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GB reach three finals in Glasgow

November 16, 2012 16:10 pm

Great Britain enjoyed a strong showing in the opening session of the Track World Cup in Glasgow, qualifying for three finals at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy began his experiment with the team sprint, riding alongside London 2012 winners Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny, in fine fashion.

The trio, with Clancy taking the place of Sir Chris Hoy, qualified second fastest in 44.134 seconds.

Germany were in the same heat as GB and qualified fastest in 43.790secs to set up a final meeting with the hosts.

Jess Varnish and Becky James were second fastest in the corresponding women's event to also advance to the final.

Olympic and world champions Laura Trott and Dani King were joined by Elinor Barker, the world junior road time-trial champion, in the women's team pursuit and were second-fastest qualifiers for the final behind Australia.

However, a crash in the men's team pursuit meant the British line-up did not finish.

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