UCI Track World Championships 2016, Lee Valley VeloPark - Chris Auld

The 2016 UCI Track World Championships at London's Lee Valley VeloPark ended in triumph for Team GB, who topped the medal table. Dominant performances from Laura Trott and Jason Kenny bode well for the Rio Olympics, and a superb gold for Jon Dibben in the points race may put him in pole position to take the omnium berth in Rio. However, nothing could quite compare with the sight of Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins rolling back the years to win the madison, almost raising the velodrome roof in the process.

Photographer Chris Auld was there all week for Conquista. Check out Chris's gallery of Team GB's Triumphs below.

 


However, successful though they were, Team GB went through plenty of trauma on the way. The men's team pursuiters were beaten in the final by arch-rivals Australia, their female counterparts put in a ragged performance early on before redeeming themselves by taking bronze with the fastest performance of the week, and Mark Cavendish finished outside the medals in the omnium. Even Team GB's medal winners felt the pressure at times.

Have a look at Chris's second gallery of Team GB's Stresses & Strains below.

 

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