Elinor Barker, right, celebrates World Cup madison gold in Canada with Katie Archibald. Pics: SWPix.com

Elinor Strikes Double Gold In Canada With Madison Masterclass

Elinor Barker produced a madison masterclass in Milton to strike gold for the second time at the Track World Cup in Canada.

Cardiff’s Olympic champ joined forces with Katie Archibald – with whom she had already won the Team Pursuit with Laura Kenny and Ellie Dickinson – to win the event in crushing fashion.

The madison will be included on the women’s programme at the Tokyo Olympics in 2022 and the duo underlined the credentials in what is a highly-competitive event in Britain.

Archibald won World Championship gold with Emily Nelson in March, but this timed singed her way to success with Barker with a total of 36 points.

Ten points in the final sprint aided their cause but the race was won long before then, with only silver medallists Amalie Dideriksen and Julie Leth scoring more than half the Brits’ total.

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Bronze went to home favourites Allison Beveridge and Stephanie Roorda but nothing could stop Archibald and Barker – who became national champions in the Madison just a fortnight ago – ruling the World Cup track once again.

The two were also victorious in the event the last time the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup came to Great Britain, in Manchester last November.



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