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Hamble ace sets another world record
4:10pm Friday 1st November 2013 in Sport
Great Britain's women clocked a world record in advancing fastest to the final of the team pursuit on day one of the Track World Cup in Manchester.
Laura Trott, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell - all Olympic champions - and Elinor Barker qualified in four minutes 23.910 seconds to set up a final duel with Canada.
The time bettered the mark set by Britain in winning the European title last month in the revised event, which previously took place over three kilometres and with three riders and now has an additional 1,000metres.
Britain won the London 2012 title over 3km with three riders and Barker took Rowsell's place in February's Track Cycling World Championships as Britain won the final world title in the discipline in its former guise.
Britain won five out of six world titles over 3km and their supremacy shows no sign of abating with an extra rider and extra kilometre.
Canada's Gillian Carleton, Laura Brown, Jasmin Glaesser and Stephanie Roorda finished in 4mins 28.054secs, more than a second down on the previous world record of 4:26.556.
Australia (4:33.011) will meet Russia (4:33.383) in the race for bronze.
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