British champions, Derby Arena based Team KGF achieved a superb team pursuit gold at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Minsk on Sunday 21 January. The accomplished track cycling team have been supported by the coaches at The British team, consisting of Dan Bigham, Charlie Tanfield, Harry Tanfield and Jonathan Wale beat Russian team Lokosphinx at the World Cup by over two seconds, in a time of 3:56.015. They had earlier defeated Switzerland in round one, having qualified fastest on Friday in Belarus. It was a second gold for Team KGF after Charlie Tanfield’s also won the men’s individual pursuit, finishing five seconds ahead of his opponent, Portuguese rider Ivo Oliveira, in 4:12.253.

Success at the latest round of the UCI Track World Cup in Minsk follows on from Team KGF achieving tremendous success in the 2017 HSBC UK British National Track Cycling Championships where they won three golds and a silver, alongside breaking the competition record for the 4km Team Pursuit with 4.04.644.

Councillor Amo Raju, Cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and TourismTeam KGF have worked alongside the best British manufacturers to develop the fastest equipment available as well as relocating to Derby where they have received huge support from Derbyshire Institute of Sport and Derby Arena. The combination of these relationships is enabling Team KGF to be fully supported all the way to the highest level of track cycling with the Tissot UCI World Cup, as well as targeting the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Alongside Team Manager Ellie Green, Team KGF was formed, riding under the banner of the Karen Green Foundation, a local charity that supports families of those suffering with Leukaemia.

Phil Kilpatrick, Derby Arena Head Track Cycle CoachDerby Arena is hosting the HSBC UK National Men’s & Women’s Omnium Championships on Saturday 17 February 2018 with doors opening from 10.30am. This fast-paced track cycling competition, held under British Cycling and UCI rules, will consist of four events with separate competitions for male and female riders. The winner of the Omnium will be the rider with the highest total of points, following the thrilling 10km Scratch, 10 km Tempo, Elimination and 25 km Points races.


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