GB women smash pursuit world record

Great Britain’s Joanna Rowsell, Dani King and Laura Trott smashed the three kilometre team pursuit world record at the Track Cycling World Championships.

The trio went round in three minutes 16.850secs – more than a second faster than the time GB set in February.

They now face a duel with Australia’s Annette Edmondson, Melissa Hoskins and Josephine Tomic, who had broken the world record in an earlier race.

Canada and New Zealand will battle it out for third place in Melbourne.

The fancied United States finished well out of medal contention in fifth place.

Britain’s men won the 4km bout in a world record on the opening day

and world records have now been set in four events.

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