Denmark break a third world record in a row in the men's team pursuit with a incredible time of 3:44.672 to win gold at the Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin.
Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Neah Evans and Ellie Dickinson were beaten by almost two seconds by the US, who clocked 4:11.235 seconds.Copyright: AFP
Men's Team Sprint:
- Netherlands 41.225 secs
- Great Britain 42.400
- Australia 42.829
- France 43.213
Women's Scratch Race:
- Kirsten Wild (Ned)
- Jennifer Valente (US)
- Maria Martins (Por)
- Laura Kenny (GB)
- Martina Fidanza (Ita)
- Germany 32.163 secs
- Australia 32.384
- China 32.371
- Russia 32.466
After finishing fourth in the scratch race, Laura Kenny is set to ride in the first round of the women's team pursuit on Thursday, just a month after breaking her shoulder.
Kenny had originally said she would sit out the team pursuit in Berlin, because she was concerned about standing starts.
British Cycling have now announced Kenny will replace Neah Evans in the GB four for the next round of the team pursuit.
Evans, with Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Ellie Dickinson, set the second fastest time behind the United States in Wednesday’s qualifying.
Great Britain's Laura Kenny narrowly misses out on a medal in the women's scratch at the Track Cycling World Championships.
Jason Kenny, Jack Carlin and Ryan Owens won Great Britain's first medal of the Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin with silver in the men's team sprint.
GB, the current Olympic champions, were beaten to gold by the Netherlands, who lowered their own world record to 41.225 seconds after breaking it in the previous round.
The Netherlands have now won three successive world titles in the event, with Australia winning bronze in the German capital.
Earlier, Laura Kenny finished fourth in the scratch race, a month after breaking her shoulder.
Great Britain's Olympic medal hopefuls will test themselves against the world's best at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin.
Jason and Laura Kenny, who hold 10 Olympic golds between them, are the star names seeking to show their form in the build-up to this summer's Olympics.
Four-time Olympic champion Laura chose not to have an operation on a broken shoulder so she can continue her Tokyo 2020 preparations.
Other Olympic medallists in the 20-strong British squad are Ed Clancy, Phil Hindes, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Katy Marchant.
There will be 20 gold medals on offer across the five days of competition.
Endurance: Ed Clancy, Kian Emadi, Ethan Hayter, Mark Stewart, Charlie Tanfield, Matt Walls, Ollie Wood.
Sprint: Jack Carlin, Phil Hindes, Jason Kenny, Ryan Owens.
Endurance: Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Eleanor Dickinson, Neah Evans, Laura Kenny, Josie Knight.
Sprint: Lauren Bate, Sophie Capewell, Katy Marchant.
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This week's World Championships "could be tricky" for Britain's team pursuit squad says Ed Clancy, but the Olympic champion maintains the focus is on the "bigger picture" of Tokyo 2020.
GB, including Clancy, have won the last three Olympic titles in the event.
But Australia have established themselves as the dominant force since Rio 2016 and are favourites to win gold at this week's Worlds in Berlin.
"The competition is red hot," Clancy, 34, told BBC Sport.
"In an ideal world, we'd be sat on top of the pile but the reality is, right now, I think we're behind those guys and it could potentially be a tricky World Championships for us.
"But that won't change anything as we head towards Tokyo. We know we'll do a better performance there, as we have done in the past."
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You can watch live coverage of the championships on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and via the BBC Sport website and app, with all of the action available to watch again on the iPlayer.
Thursday, 27 February
17:25-20:30 - BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport website & app
19:00-20:30 - BBC Four
Finals: Men's team pursuit, scratch race & keirin and women's team pursuit.
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