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Team GB Women Smashes World Record in Team Pursuit in Rio

The four Brits broke records in the Team Pursuit, but can they keep momentum in the finals?

Team GB really put on a show in the velodrome last night at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with the women’s team pursuit qualifiers.

We love track riding, and watching the track racing. It’s hypnotic and totally captivating, which is exactly what happened to us last night as we sat on the edge of our seats watching the qualifiers in the Team Pursuit.

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For the women’s qualifiers, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald put on a phenomenal performance over the 4Km distance to not only secure themselves the fastest qualifying time, but a World Record.

The team crossed the line with a time of 4:13.260, just 1 second faster than reigning champions USA, and 3 seconds faster than in London 2012.

Great Britain – 4:13.260

United States- 4:14.28

Australia – 4:19.05

Team GB women will now face Canada in the final round tomorrow. Good Luck!

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