European Games: Jess Roberts & Megan Barker earn madison gold in Minsk

Great Britain women's team pursuit team
Meg Barker, Jess Roberts and Josie Knight won team pursuit silver a day after the men won bronze

Jess Roberts and Megan Barker capped a memorable week at the European Games with their best result to date as they took gold in the women's madison.

Wales had double cause for celebration on Sunday after Lauren Price won gold in the 75kg boxing earlier in the day.

Roberts and Barker teamed to earn silver in the team pursuit event.

"We're shocked and really happy," Barker said. "We rode well and got an good early lead and just kind of clung on for the finish."

Roberts also finished fourth in the women's omnium, finishing one point out of a bronze medal position.

Barker said the event had given them confidence heading into the Olympic cycle.

"It feels like a big games event when we went and tried on the kit, the Team GB kit is different to our British cycling kit, so it makes it feel like a big thing," she added.

"We've got confidence, within British cycling it's competitive to even be picked to do a race, so when you get that opportunity you've got to make the most of it.

"For us to have this opportunity and win gives us confidence for the next time."

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