Horne helps Great Britain to team pursuit silver in Hong Kong

Ciara Horne
Ciara Horne

Kenilworth cyclist Ciara Horne had to settle for a silver in the team pursuit at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Hong Kong.

After Great Britain qualified fastest, Horne teamed up with Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell Shand and Elinor Barker to defeat China in the first round in 4min 18sec to book a place in the final against Canada.

Following her points race bronze a day earlier, 19-year-old Emily Nelson was swapped in for Trott but after a kilometre the British team were three-quarters of a second down.

The gap went out to half a second at the halfway point and despite Britain narrowing the margin as the contest concluded, stopping the clock on 4:20.034, they were around a quarter of a second shy of Canada’s winning time.

The result meant third overall for Great Britain in the team pursuit World Cup rankings behind winners Canada.