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Trott powers to Gold in 10km Scratch Race

Trott celebrates after winning Gold Credit: PA

Laura Trott has won Great Britain's first gold of the Track Cycling World Championships in London with victory in the women's scratch race.

Hertfordshire's two-time Olympic champion put the disappointment of fifth-place in team pursuit qualifying earlier today behind her to win the non-Olympic discipline.

Trott on track for Gold Credit: PA Images

It was Harlow-born Trott's sixth world title and second individual honour. Her only prior individual win was in the omnium at the 2012 World Championships in Melbourne.

Trott had been a team pursuit winner at four successive World Championships from 2011 to 2014 until having to settle for silver 12 months ago.

She can win bronze at best tomorrow in the team pursuit after a disappointing qualifying ride.