Laura Trott: 'It was sweet revenge'

Trott triumphs in RideLondon Grand Prix
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Laura Trott says that it was "sweet revenge" to beat her rival Hannah Barnes at the inaugural RideLondon Grand Prix in London yesterday.

Laura Trott sprinted to victory in yesterday's first ever RideLondon Grand Prix, beating off stiff competition from Dani King and Hannah Barnes.

Trott, 21, finished less than a bike length ahead of Barnes, who beat the Olympic gold medallist in last month's IG London Nocturne race.

"I could tell Hannah was on my wheel but I had such a good lead out I knew I was going to win," Trott told the event organisers, Prudential. "It was sweet revenge.

"I had the best lead-out ever. Dani just floored it from the last corner so I only had to sprint about 50m. It was so good.

"This feels like my event, I felt I had to win. I'm so glad I did."

The event, which saw the riders complete 15 laps of a 1.3 mile circuit, was the first of its kind in the capital.

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