Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/14
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)
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