World cup track gold for Worcestershire's Jess Varnish

WORLD CUP GOLD: For Jess Varnish.

WORLD CUP GOLD: For Jess Varnish.

First published in Sport

BROMSGROVE rider Jess Varnish linked up with Becky James to bag gold in the women's team sprint on the opening day of the Track Cycling World Cup in Colombia.

The British pair triumphed in 33.734 seconds, over a second-and-a-half clear of Japan's Kayono Maeda and Hiroko Ishii.

Varnish bounced back after suffering disappointment at the London Olympics when she was disqualified with Victoria Pendleton in their event.

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