Updated: Friday, 22nd May 2020 @ 2:15pm

Laura Trott says to beat Team GB at World Track Cycling Championship rivals will have to ride 'beyond belief'

Laura Trott says to beat Team GB at World Track Cycling Championship rivals will have to ride 'beyond belief'

| By Alan Ross

Laura Trott is confident about Great Britain’s chances of extending their unbeaten run in the team pursuit at the Track World Championships in Cali, Colombia.

Great Britain are undefeated in the event since it was extended to teams of four women over a four kilometre distance following the London Olympics, having previously been contested by three women over three kilometres.

And after breaking their own record in December the 21-year-old is confident that along with team-mates Joanna Rowsell, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald, they can continue this run.

The track in Cali has a roof but no sides to the building and Great Britain’s preparation was partially interrupted by rain earlier this week.

But despite this mild setback, the Manchester-based rider remains optimistic.

“Obviously we really want to win and have got a bit of a run going, so it would be nice to keep that,” she told The Telegraph.

“But as long as we keep improving and go out on the day and perform the best ride that we can, then that is all we can do.

“If someone goes out and beats us then hats off to them, because as long as we put in our best ride, they must have ridden beyond belief.”

Following the Track World Championships, Trott will prepare for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, as well as focusing on her road-racing commitments.

The double gold medallist splits her time between the track and the road, and although she enjoys outdoor riding, competing indoors is in her DNA.

“I am a track cyclist at heart,” she said. “I don’t think I could ever switch to road full time.

“People say ‘you’re just going around in circles’, but I love the adrenalin of the velodrome.”

Trott will compete with her Wiggle-Honda team in the first women’s Tour of Britain in the spring and is excited by the prospect of women’s road racing taking a step towards equality with the men’s.

“These are really exciting times for women’s road cycling,” she said.

“The recent announcement that there will be a women’s race on the Champs-Elysee on the final day of the Tour de France feels like a big moment for our sport.”

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