Sophie Thornhill and Corrine Hall of Great Britain won the women's tandem sprint race today ©UCI

Britain dominated the tandem sprint events on the final day of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles as they won both gold medals available at the VELO Sports Center. 

Following their success in yesterday's women's B class 1,000 metres tandem time trial, Sophie Thornhill and Corrine Hall led a British clean sweep in the tandem sprint.

They defeated fellow British riders Alison Patrick and Aileen McGlynn 2-0 in the final.

"It's only been seven weeks that we're together on the bike, but she's [Hall] an incredible pilot," said Thornhill.

"It's good for me to have a strong pilot up front."

In the bronze medal race, Australians Jessica Gallagher and Stefanie Preiksa took the first point against Britain's Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston.

However, McGlynn and Haston won the two races that followed, securing the bronze medal 2-1 and handing the British their second clean sweep of the Championships.

In the men's tandem sprint final, the British duo of James Ball and pilot Matthew Rottherham provided stiff competition for compatriots Neil Fachie and pilot Craig Maclean, who were the reigning world champions in the discipline.

The decisive third race was extremely close until the penultimate lap, where Ball and Rottherham launched into a sprint that surprised their rivals.

They could not respond fast enough to counter the effort and Rottherham and Ball maintained their speed and crossed the line first to claim the gold medal with a 2-1 success.

Malaysians Muhammad Afiq Afify and Muhammad Rasol Kahirul Adha took the bronze medal.

The United States won the men's team sprint event ©UCI
The United States won the men's team sprint event ©UCI

Joseph Berenyi of the United States added two more medals to his tally on home soil.

After winning the C1 and C2 races earlier in the week, he was victorious in the C1-3 15 kilometres scratch race before forming part of the American squad that won the team sprint event for the first time in the country's history.

Clocking the best time during qualification, the Americans continued their dominance in the final against Spain.

The trio of Berenyi, Jason Kimball, and Christopher Murphy completed the race in a time of 50.654 seconds to confirm their place at the top of the podium.

The scratch race proved to be tougher for Berenyi, however, as the field were bunched together until the dying stages.

Berenyi finally attacked by going high just before the last bend, defeating Spain's Eduardo Santas Asensio and Australia's David Nicholas, who took second and third respectively, on the line.

"I wanted to race smart," Berenyi said.

"I was disappointed in my performance in the scratch race last year, but I worked hard and tonight it paid off."

In the final race of the day, the men's C4-C5 scratch race, Lauro Cesar Chaman was seemingly on his way to the gold medal before the Brazilian was shuffled to third place after being adjudged to have made contact with another cyclist during the race.

As a result, Britain's Jonathan Gildea was able to successfully defend his world title, while the silver medal went to Australia’s Alistair Donohue.