Track Cycling World Championships: Elinor Barker gets late gold for Britain in Berlin

SEDAN: Elinor Barker He rode to the rescue of the British track cycling team to get gold with a sensational run in the points race on the last day of the world championship on Sunday.

Tracking the powerful nation Brittany had endured a worrying championships, seen as a dress rehearsal for this year's Tokyo Olympics, with only three medals, none gold, over the first four days, leaving Brittany well down the medals table.

But the Welsh driver Barker produced an excellent late solo attack to win a lap over his rivals, ensuring 20 crucial points that led to the top of the standings.

American Jennifer Valente He did not have time to launch a counterattack and had to settle for the silver medal. From Norway Anita Yvonne Stenberg It was third.

Barker, an Olympic gold medallist in the team pursuit in Rio de Janeiro, ensured that Brittany will have at least one gold medal from the world championships, just as she did last year when she won the scratch race.

The last time Brittany did not win a world gold was in 2015.

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