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Briton Barker pipped for World Championship gold

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Britain’s Elinor Barker was pipped to gold at the Track Cycling World Championships as Italy’s Rachele Barbieri won the women’s scratch race.

Jolien D’Hoore took bronze for Belgium in the 10km race on the opening day of the championships in Hong Kong.

“I went ever so slightly too soon and that probably cost me the win,” Wales’ Barker, 22, told BBC Sport.

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