Five golds went to five different nations on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the velodrome scheduled to host racing during Paris 2024 ©Getty Images

Five finals were won by five different nations on day two of the Track Cycling World Championships in France.

In a competition taking place at the National Velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, scheduled to host track cycling events during the Paris 2024 Olympics, Britain were the first to top the podium as they beat Italy to win the men’s team pursuit gold.

The British team were ahead after 1,000 metres and never headed before finishing in a time of 3min 45.829sec, with Italy taking silver in 3:46.033.

In the bronze medal match, Denmark clocked 3:46.721 to beat Australia, who finished in 3:48.127.

Germany’s Lotte Kopecky turned last year’s silver into gold in the women’s elimination race, with Italy’s Rachele Barbieri taking silver from Jennifer Valente of the United States, who completed the podium.

Dutch rider Harrie Lavreysen completed a successful title defence in the men’s keirin from compatriot Jeffrey Hoogland, with the bronze medal going to Colombia’s Kevin Quintero Chavarro.

Dylan Bibic became Canada’s first world champion in the men’s scratch race in the last men’s final of the evening as he timed his final sprint perfectly to finish clear of Japan’s Kazushige Kuboki.

Roy Efting of The Netherlands beat Germany’s Denis Tuur to bronze.

In the final action of the night the women’s team pursuit title went to Italy, who clocked 4.09.760.

The British team - which included Katie Archibald, whose partner, mountain bike champion Rab Wardell suffered a fatal cardiac arrest while lying in bed in August aged 37 - took silver in 4:11.369.

France won the bronze medal match in 4:10.774, beating Australia, who clocked 4:13.866.