Five-time world champion Emma Hinze overcame Olympic gold medallist Kelsey Mitchell in the women's sprint final in Milton ©Getty Images

Emma Hinze of Germany edged Olympic champion and home favourite Kelsey Mitchell to clinch women’s sprint gold at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track Cycling Nations Cup in Milton in Canada.

The German, a five-time world champion, beat Mitchell by 0.019secs in the first race before winning by 0.008 in the second to secure the title.

Colombia’s Martha Bayona Pineda overcame Canada’s Lauriane Genest to earn bronze.

Britain's Rhys Britton lapped everyone in the men’s scratch race to storm to the title as Spain’s Erik Martorell Haga and Mattia Pinazz of Italy secured silver and bronze, respectively.

Reigning world champion Martina Fidanza of Italy captured women’s scratch gold.

Lonneke Uneken of The Netherlands claimed silver, with Lily Williams of the United States taking bronze.

Maeve Plouffe of Australia earned women’s individual pursuit gold, beating Vittoria Bussi of Italy in the final.

The Australian clocked a winning time of 3:29.324 as Bussi crossed in 3:32.21 for silver.

Silvia Zanardi joined compatriot Bussi on the podium when she beat Australia’s Amber Pate in the bronze-medal race.

The men’s time trial was won by China’s Xue Chenxi who powered to victory in 1:00.754.

Nick Kergozou De La Boessiere collected silver after finishing 0.259 behind Xue, while Santiago Ramirez Morales of Colombia was 0.351 further back in third.

Jennifer Valente of the US and Jules Hesters of Belgium won the respective women’s and men’s elimination titles.

Valente finished first ahead of Zanardi and Britain’s Sophie Lewis, while Hesters beat Yoeri Havik of The Netherlands and Gavin Hoover of the US who picked up silver and bronze respectively.

Competition is due to continue tomorrow.