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Williamson rides to triple silver delight

PUBLISHED: 16:20 28 September 2010

British Cycling track starlet Victoria Williamson left St Petersburg with three silver medals from the junior and under-23 European Championships.

British Cycling track starlet Victoria Williamson left St Petersburg with three silver medals from the junior and under-23 European Championships.

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Norwich's rising track star Victoria Williamson took three silver medals at the European Junior and Under-23 Track Championships in St Petersburg.

The 16-year-old Norwich High School for Girls pupil had already taken silver in Saturday’s junior sprint, where she narrowly missed out to Russian rider Gnidenko.

Vicky then stepped up from juniors to under-23 level on the same day, to pair up with Becky James in the Sprint.

The pairing worked a treat as they also powered to silver, behind the French duo of Clair and Cueff.

Last Wednesday was the final day of the track championships, and all four Team GB cyclists featured in their respective keirin events. Once again, Williamson delivered. She added a third silver in five days with an excellent ride in the junior women’s event, putting on a terrific performance.

James finished in fifth position as she waited too long and missed the move in the under-23 women’s event. Williamson was left disappointed on the Sunday however, when she missed out on a junior sprint podium place.

The former City of Norwich Athletic Club athlete clocked a time of 37.2 seconds in the women’s 500m TT, which put her out of the medals. But that result did not take away from what was an excellent effort from one of British Cycling’s rising track stars, who had two top-six finishes at the recent World Junior Track Championships in Italy.

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