Laura Kenny and Team GB secure qualification in women’s cycling team pursuit by going second fastest – after Germany smash world record by nearly THREE seconds
Team GB remain on course to retain their gold medal in the women’s cycling team pursuit after qualifying for the first round by going second fastest.
Germany set a stunning pace early on in qualifying after breaking the world record by nearly three seconds with a time of 4:07.307.
The team of Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Elinor Baker and Josie Knight set off on an excellent pace to try and eclipse Germany’s time but despite starting brightly, struggled late on before finishing second.
Their time of 4:09.022 was nearly two seconds down on Germany in the end, having led the first 3000m before fatigue set in the final 1000m.
Nonetheless the time recorded broke the previous world record they had set five years ago in Rio and hopes remain high they can still retain their Olympic title in Tokyo.
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