The GBR team secured their first major medal of the Sochi campaign as GBR 1, piloted by John Jackson, claimed silver in the 4man World Cup in Lake Placid. … Jackson, with Stewart Benson, Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon were only 0.07 seconds away from the US team, with Vancouver 2010 Olympic champion Steve Holcomb taking the gold. This is GBR’s first podium finish in 16 years and Performance Director Gary Anderson said: “I am very pleased with the progress we are making. To be honest, this was all part of the plan and to achieve this result on one of the hardest tracks in the world shows we are on the right performance trajectory for Sochi.”

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BBC COVERAGE… The BBC have been covering the Track to Sochi and you can read the latest from BBC Olympic sports reporter Nick Hope here: