GB reach three finals in Glasgow

York Press: Ed Clancy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes, left to right, are through to the final of the team sprint in Glasgow Ed Clancy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes, left to right, are through to the final of the team sprint in Glasgow

Great Britain enjoyed a strong showing in the opening session of the Track World Cup in Glasgow, qualifying for three finals, while crashing out of another at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Just off the London Road, opposite Celtic Park and with head coach Shane Sutton present little more than a week after he was knocked off his bike, Britain's succession planning following the 2012 Olympics began in earnest.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy began his experiment with the team sprint, riding alongside London 2012 winners Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny, in fine fashion.

The trio, with Clancy taking the place of Sir Chris Hoy, qualified second fastest in 44.134 seconds.

Germany were in the same heat as the British and qualified fastest in 43.790secs to set up a final meeting with the hosts.

Jess Varnish and Becky James were second fastest in the corresponding women's event to also advance to the final.

Olympic and world champions Laura Trott and Dani King were joined by Elinor Barker, the world junior road time-trial champion, in the women's team pursuit and were second-fastest qualifiers for the final behind Australia.

However, a crash in the men's team pursuit meant an inexperienced British line-up did not finish.

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