Laura Kenny rounded off a successful European Track Championships in the Netherlands on Sunday, as she earned women’s Madison silver for Great Britain alongside Katie Archibald.
Kenny, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist from Glasgow 2014, pushed defending champions Denmark all the way, but eventually lost out on gold by two points.
In the men’s Madison race, Gold Coast silver medallist, Ollie Wood, wasn’t able to add to his two bronze medals from the men’s Omnium and men’s team pursuit events from earlier in the Championships, as he finished eighth.
Kenny’s silver medal on the final day ensured Great Britain finished with nine medals, with fellow Team England athletes, Ellie Dickinson, Ethan Hayter, Jason Kenny, Emily Nelson, Ryan Owens, Charlie Tanfield and Ollie Wood also contributing to the medal tally.
Emily Nelson, who made her Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast, won Great Britain’s first medal of the Championships. The 22-year-old won gold in the women’s scratch event, edging out Ireland’s Shannon McCurley and Portugal’s Maria Martins to win her first European title.
That medal was followed by silver in the men’s team sprint for Kenny and Owens, Elimination race silver for Nelson, women’s team pursuit gold for Kenny and Dickinson, men’s team pursuit bronze for Wood, Hayter and Tanfield, women’s omnium silver for Kenny, men’s omnium bronze for Wood, and finally Kenny’s women’s Madison silver on Sunday.