Posted April 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Geraint Thomas
Olympic champion Britain claimed the first gold medal of the world track cycling championships Wednesday, edging defending champion Australia to claim the team pursuit title. The British team of Edward Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Andrew Tennant and Geraint Thomas led from the start to finish in a time of 3 minutes, 53.295 seconds at Melbourne's Hisense Arena. Britain set the world record of 3:53.314 to win gold at the Beijing Olympics Australia's Jack Bobridge, Glenn O'Shea, Rohan Dennis and Michael Hepburn finished in 3:53.401. New Zealand (3:57.592) won the bronze medal after beating Russia (3:59.273)

Britain wins team pursuit title

World record times were set in the first two finals of the world track cycling championships Wednesday by the British men in the team pursuit and Germany in the women's team sprint. Olympic champion Britain claimed the first gold medal at Melbourne's Hisense Arena, edging defending champ Australia in what many expect to be a preview of the Olympic gold-medal race in London...
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