Britain earned gold in the men's team pursuit ©Getty Images

Britain celebrated double gold as the International Cycling Union Track Cycling World Cup continued in Manchester.

The hosts had been assured of at least a silver in the men’s team pursuit, having qualified for a final against Denmark yesterday at the National Cycling Centre.

Kian Emadi and Ollie Wood joined Rio 2016 gold medallists Ed Clancy and Steven Burke to claim victory in the gold medal ride.

They achieved a time of 3min 55.84sec to take the gold, with Denmark trailing behind in 4:01.53.

France won the bronze medal contest in a time of 3:57.29, beating the trade team KGF, who clocked 3:58.45.

Britain could potentially enjoy success in the women’s team pursuit, as Neah Evans, Emily Nelson, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker qualified fastest for tomorrow’s first round.

The latter two, who boast Olympic team pursuit gold medals to their name, combined to superb effect to deliver the hosts’ second title of the day.

They were locked in a title battle in the women’s madison against world champions Jolien D’Hoore and Lotte Kopecky.

Archibald and Barker were eventually able to edge their rivals by finishing on 32 points, two clear of the Belgian pairing.

Bronze was claimed by Italy’s Rachele Barbieri and Elisa Balsamo, who ended on nine points.

Kristina Vogel added to gold she claimed as part of Germany’s women’s team sprint squad yesterday, as she won an eventful keirin final.

Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker won the women's madison ©Getty Images
Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker won the women's madison ©Getty Images

Vogel came through to take the gold in the event, with several rivals having been involved in a crash further down the track.

The world champion was followed across the line by Dutch riders Shanne Braspennincx and Laurine Van Ressen, who earned silver and bronze respectively.

Russia's world champion Daria Shmeleva triumphed in the women’s 500 metres time trial, after she managed a time of 33.613.

Germany’s Miriam Welte was just 0.021 slower to take the silver medal, while Olena Starikova of Ukraine was 0.212 behind the winner to claim bronze.

The men’s sprint title was earned by Harrie Lavreysen, as the Dutch rider won in straight rides against Mateusz Rudyk of Poland in the final.

Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer was awarded the bronze medal, after his Dutch rival Matthijs Buchli withdrew, having crashed heavily in their first race.

France's Benjamin Thomas secured gold in the men's omnium event, following the completion of the four disciplines.

He finished the points race, the final discipline, with a total of 151 points.

Denmark's Niklas Larsen and Spain’s Albert Torres Barcelo rounded off the podium on scores of 140 and 125 respectively.