Team pursuit changes won't affect GB women says Trott

07 May 2013 / 10:50

Double Olympic champion Laura Trott insists changes to the team pursuit will not stop Britain’s women from ruling the track for years to come.

Trott along with Dani King and Jo Rowsell lit up the Olympic Velodrome in the team pursuit at London 2012, setting a world record each time they took to the track on route to gold.

Fast forward to February this year and Trott and King, this time accompanied by teenager Elinor Barker, were standing atop another podium as they claimed World Championship gold in Belarus.

However, changes to the event for all future competitions now mean the race will take place over 4km rather than 3km, while the team will also comprise of four members rather than the traditional three.

And, while Trott admits the changes will take some getting used to, she is adamant it will be the GB flag that continues to fly at all major events.

“I know Jo sat out the worlds but the type of person she is she is still hungry for more and I know that she will be back as good as ever, the same for Dani,” said Trott.

“We really became a close unit over the years and that won’t change and I couldn’t ask for better teammates really.

“It will take time to get used to the new format I am sure but I think with Dani and Jo we will be hopefully able to hit the ground running.

“I think it showed in what we did going unbeaten up to the Games that we are always looking to improve and it is no different after the Games – that is the competitive athletes we are.

“We want to keep raising the bar and we are confident we can do it and I am confident with my team.”

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