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Double delight for Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker after women's pursuit gold

Double delight for Archibald and Barker after women's pursuit win
By PA Sport

12/11/2017 at 15:58Updated 12/11/2017 at 17:47

Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker collected their second gold medals of the weekend by helping Great Britain to a comfortable victory in the women's team pursuit at the Track World Cup in Manchester.

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Archibald and Barker had been afforded a morning off after winning gold in the Madison on Saturday night, allowing Manon Lloyd and Emily Kay to help Neah Evans and Emily Nelson to book Britain's place in the gold medal race with a straightforward first-round victory over Belgium.

And there was no doubt about the final either with Archibald, Barker, Evans and Nelson beating Italy by a margin of almost five seconds.

It was an improvement on the time of four minutes 18.471 the quartet set in qualifying on Saturday, making it the fastest time by a British squad since Archibald and Barker joined Laura Kenny and Joanna Rowsell-Shand in breaking the world record at the Rio Olympics last year.