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GB smash record

King, Rowsell and Trott make history

Last Updated: 03/08/12 9:11pm

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Team GB: Storming start in London

Team GB: Storming start in London

Great Britain smashed the world record in their qualifying round of the women's team pursuit.

Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott were the last riders to take to the boards in their heat and blew the opposition away with a time of 3min 15.469sec.

The British trio, who lowered their own best set in April in Melbourne, will now meet Canada in what is effectively a semi-final on Saturday.

Canada clocked 3mins 19.816secs to progress in fourth, while second-fastest qualifiers the United States (3:19.406) were set to meet Australia (3:19.719), the third quickest, in the second semi-final.

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