Laura Kenny helps Team GB win silver at World Championships
Last Updated: 02/03/18 7:54am
Laura Kenny helped Great Britain to a silver medal in the women's team pursuit at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
Twenty-four hours after husband Jason won silver in the men's team sprint, four-time Olympic champion Laura - joined by Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Emily Nelson - got the same result as the United States retained their title.
In a topsy-turvy race, the Americans surrendered an early advantage only to come on much too strong for Britain in the finale.
These world championships are Kenny's first competitive event since she gave birth to baby Albie six months ago.
Archibald admitted there was disappointment at the result, moments after watching Britain win the men's team pursuit.
"If I was a pundit giving my review of the race, I would say it was exciting we could challenge the way we did but we wanted to win," she said.
"There's the jubilation of the watching the lads win but you give it five minutes and it turns to envy. It's good to see them do that but we want to be on the top step again. We are capable."
Archibald will not defend her omnium title on Friday, with her madison partner Elinor Barker stepping in.
Asked why the change has been made, Archibald said: "My body's kind of working against me. We put in our best medal hope and that's Elinor. It was really close between us all along."