Britain win two bronzes at Worlds

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GB claim women’s pursuit bronze

Britain won bronze medals in the men’s individual pursuit and women’s team pursuit at track cycling’s World Championships in London on Friday.

Andy Tennant edged out fellow Briton Owain Doull by 0.175 seconds in the men’s race, to claim third overall.

Laura Trott, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne and Joanna Rowsell Shand, beat New Zealand in the third-place ride off.

Mark Cavendish finished second in the elimination race and is seventh overall in the omnium at the halfway stage.

The Manxman, who is trying to book his place on the Team GB track squad for Rio, was sixth in the first event of the six-race competition, the 15km scratch race.

He followed that with a 13th place in the individual pursuit to drop to ninth overall but his performance in the elimination race keeps him in contention, just 18 points behind leader Elia Viviani of Italy.

The women’s team pursuit quartet’s time of four minutes, 16.540 seconds was 0.262 seconds quicker than the United States, who won gold.

However, Britain’s qualifying ride on Thursday meant they could finish no better than third.

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Tennant pips team-mate Doull to bronze

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