European Championships: Laura Kenny, Team GB win women's team pursuit

Laura Kenny, second from left, won Olympic gold in the team pursuit in 2012 and 2016. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Great Britain won its first gold medal of the 2018 European Championships in the women's team pursuit as Laura Kenny secured her 11th European title.

Kenny, who is Team GB's most successful female Olympian with four gold medals, only returned to competitive action earlier this year after becoming a mother for the first time.

The 26-year-old was joined by teammates Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Neah Evans as Team GB defeated Italy in the final, winning with a time of 4 minutes, 16 seconds in Glasgow's Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Afterward, Kenny told the BBC that she wasn't sure if she'd be capable of winning another title following her extended absence.

The seven-time world champion, who is married to fellow Team GB cycling great Jason Kenny, took a break from the sport following the 2016 Rio Olympics, and gave birth to her first child Albie in August 2017.

Kenny is aiming to win another two medals at the inaugural multisport games in Glasgow, with the madison and elimination events still to come.