Hertfordshire cyclist triumphs in Glasgow
Hertfordshire's Olympic cyclist Laura Trott hopes to follow in the footsteps of Victoria Pendleton and Bradley Wiggins by inspiring others.
Hertfordshire's Laura Trott is the new golden girl of British cycling.
Hertfordshire's double Olympic champion Laura Trott has missed out on a gold medal chance in the women's individual pursuit .
Trott had harboured big hopes of a podium place but was edged into sixth.
Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott has been taken to hospital after falling on day three of the Women's Tour cycle race.
Trott suffered a bad fall on the 56 mile stage from Felixstowe in Suffolk to Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, but completed the course before being taken to hospital for precautionary scans.
Trott later tweeted that she's determined to rejoin her sister Emma in the race, with tomorrow's stage taking place in their home county of Hertfordshire.
It will start in their hometown of Cheshunt and finish in Welwyn Garden City, where the pair began racing.
She tweeted: "Hit the deck today.. Pretty dam hard! Elbow xrayed and all ok! So onto the next stage..
Trott's team boss Rochelle Gilmore told BBC Sport: "It was a nasty crash. She was actually shaking, she looked a little bit pale and it was a bit scary.
"Laura rode to the finish with a group just behind the main peloton, but when she came in I have never seen anyone in so much pain.
"It's really hard to see the tears of pain after the stage and it's amazing that she wants to start on Saturday"
Hertfordshire cyclist Laura Trott goes for another gold in the World Track Cycling Championships in Colombia tonight.
The Olympic champion takes part in the team pursuit. The race takes place at around 1120pm our time.
The national track cycling championships get underway in Manchester today.
Among the competitors will be double Olympic gold medallist, Laura Trott, from Hertfordshire.
She is one of several of Team GB's Olympic heroes to compete at the velodrome.
Now she was one of the star's of the Olympics, winning double Gold in cycling, and today Laura Trott was back at the Essex hospital where she was born to open a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit..
20 year old Laura was a month premature when her Mum gave birth at the Princess Alexandra hospital in Harlow and was seriously ill but staff at the Unit ensured she made a full recovery as Russell Hookey explains