Found August 02, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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Britain broke its men's team pursuit world record during the qualification round Thursday, cheered by a velodrome crowd that included cyclist Mark Cavendish, Prince William and wife Kate. The Olympic championship team of Geraint Thomas, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh finished in 3 minutes, 52.499 seconds. The squad lowered the mark of 3:53.295 it set this year at the world championships in Melbourne, Australia. The world record helped assuage a home crowd upset by the disqualification of the British sprint team of Victoria Pendleton and Jessica Varnish. The team would have raced for gold against China had it not made an illegal changeover in the first round.
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