Ciara Horne made it back-to-back World Cup golds as Great Britain claimed the women’s team pursuit title on home soil.
After being left out of the qualifying ride at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London, Horne was brought in to replace Laura Trott as Great Britain cruised into the final thanks to a comfortable victory over the United States.
The Kenilworth rider retained her place for the final, with Trott returning at the expense of Joanna Rowsell.
And, despite Horne getting unhitched from the train in the third kilometre, the British trio of Trott, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker clocked 4:22.194 to overcome Australia and continue an unbeaten run that began in 2010.
“It’s a huge honour,” said Horne when asked what it’s like to join such as successful unit. “You get goose-bumps on the start line. It’s incredible, especially with the atmosphere here and the crowd.”