Huddersfield's Ed Clancy last night claimed a sliver medal in the men's team sprint in the opening session at the Track World Cup in Glasgow. Two-time Olympic team pursuit champion Clancy was making his debut in the shorter event alongside two of the three-man London 2012-winning team.
Clancy, riding in the position filled by Sir Chris Hoy in August, performed well as the British trio finished in 44.175 in just their second competitive ride, following qualifying this afternoon. Germany won in 43.887.
– Ed Clancy
"You try to talk it down, but you do feel it a bit when you're riding with two Olympic champions who have just done a world record and you're in the Chris Hoy Velodrome, keeping his seat warm for him. It's like wow, hope I'm not riding round on my own for three laps', so it could've been worse. I think I did a reasonable job. I feel it's been a good place to start, but we have got some way to go if we're going to win the worlds and beat world records and so on."