First Scot wins gold at UCI World Cycling Championships

Jenny Holl's family was in the crowd as she won the gold at the Chris Hoy velodrome.

Jenny Holl becomes first Scot to win gold at World Cycling Championships SNS Group

Para-track cyclist Jenny Holl has become the first Scot to win gold at the UCI World Cycling Championships.

Holl joined GB team mate Sophie Unwin in their first competition at the ten-day event being held across Scotland.

The Scot was pilot as the pair asserted their dominance at the Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow on Thursday.

They recorded a win in the women’s B 1km time-trial when they clocked a time of 1:08.302 to beat the Australian pair by 0.06 seconds and win the rainbow stripes.

Speaking after the win, Holl, whose family were in the crowd, said the loudest voice she could hear was her dad’s.

She said: “There’s just no words that can do it justice – to win in this velodrome with my friends and family in the crowd and the loudest voice I could hear was my dad!

“It’s all I could have asked for and I’m just over the moon.”

Her partner Unwin added: “It was hard but every kilo is! I didn’t know the splits, I didn’t know the times that had been done before us so I was thinking ‘we’ve just got to go as hard as we can’. Having the crowd behind us was incredible.”

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