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Great Britain pursuit teams win European gold

ESPN staff
October 19, 2013
Great Britain's women's pursuit team beat Poland for gold © Getty Images

Great Britain's men's and women's pursuit teams both won gold on the opening day of the European Track Championships.

Laura Trott, Dani King, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald added the European crown to their world and Olympic titles by defeating Poland.

Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Jon Dibben and Andy Tennant saw off the challenge of Russia to take gold in the men's event.

King had to settle for second in the women's points race and Jess Varnish and Becky James finished third in the team sprint.

Olympic gold-medallist Jason Kenny and 2012 champion Philip Hindes went agonisingly close to a medal in the men's sprint, finishing fourth in the final.

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