Katy Marchant won Kieran gold in dramatic fashion at the Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow.
Marchant, who won Commonwealth bronze in the women’s team sprint at last year’s Gold Coast games, produced a late surge to the line to pip her German rival to gold by a matter of millimetres.
“It was brilliant to ride. It was hard work, but it was worth fighting for, and I’m so happy to come away with the win, especially in front of a home crowd,” explained Marchant.
“I knew I was in good shape coming into the Europeans and the first few world cups of the season, and it’s been a bit frustrating to be so close in so many places and not been able to finish it off, so I’m pretty ecstatic to finish it off here.”
Elsewhere Ethan Hayter combined with Ollie Wood to take silver in the men’s Madison while Jason Kenny, Ryan Owens and Joe Truman linked up to earn Great Britain a silver medal in the men’s team sprint.
Tai wins big at British Swimming awards
Alice Tai picked up the top gong at the annual British Swimming Awards to cap off a remarkable 2019.
Having won seven out of a possible seven gold medals at this year’s World Para Swimming Championships, Tai was crowned British Swimming’s Athlete of the year having also won the award for Para-Swimming Athlete of the Year earlier in the night.
Adam Peaty was crowned Swimmer of the year following his three World Championship gold medals in Gwangju, South Korea, not to mention a world record performance in the 100m breaststroke that saw him become the first man to break into 56 seconds.
Jack Laugher was also named as Diver of the Year having picked up two gold medals himself at this year’s World Championships.