The Great Britain Cycling Team is marking International Women’s Day by celebrating the achievement of gender parity in track cycling this season.

The women’s team sprint – formerly a two-woman event racing over two laps – has switched to match the male counterpart version and now sees three female riders race over three laps.

With 1240 days to go until Paris 2024 where the new format women’s team sprint event will make its Olympic debut, senior academy sprinters Blaine Ridge-Davis, Lusia Steele and Milly Tanner are getting ready to make history, with the ambition of winning Great Britain’s first ever Olympic medal in women’s team sprint.

The European silver medallists spoke to British Cycling about their individual and unique pathways into the sport, their female cycling idols and their ambitions to inspire more young women to overcome the body image barriers and take up sprint-based sport.