Great Britain dominate cycling in Glasgow

Matt McGeehan

Great Britain's cycling team pursuit squads won gold medals on day one of the Track World Cup in Glasgow, showing the future on the bike is bright despite a tumultuous year off it.

Emily Kay, Ellie Dickinson, Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson won gold in the women's four-rider, four-kilometres team pursuit ahead of Italy at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

And Andy Tennant, Mark Stewart, Ollie Wood and Kian Emadi triumphed in the corresponding men's event ahead of France.

Rival nations continue to scratch their collective heads at Britain's sustained Olympic domination after six golds from 10 events in Rio.

Shane Sutton resigned as technical director in April, 100 days prior to the Rio Games, and last week an internal British Cycling investigation upheld Jess Varnish's complaint against the Australian.

He was found to have used "inappropriate and discriminatory language" towards Varnish, but continues to deny the allegations.

The storm may not yet be over as an independent review into the culture of the world class performance program is ongoing.

The talent production line continues, too.

The only active member of the Olympic team competing in Glasgow was Katie Archibald, a team pursuit gold medallist in Rio.

But she was focusing on individual events and an academy group assumed responsibility in the team pursuit which Archibald won with Laura Trott (now Kenny), Joanna Rowsell-Shand and Elinor Barker in Brazil in August.