World Team Pursuit Championship (Los Angeles)
Gold at last!
Great Britain finally got its world team pursuit title with a 4:05.619. The Dutch stayed within a half second for the first kilometer, but Britain pulled away in the remaining kilometers to seal the deal.
Australia was not about to make any mistakes in the evening session and immediately opened almost a two second advantage over the Kiwis. New Zealand clawed some of its disadvantage back but lost the bronze to the Aussies. A special "good on ya, mate" goes to Greg Henderson, who represented the Kiwis in the points race, scratch race (silver medal) and team pursuit and is slated to ride the Madison with team pursuit teammate Peter Latham.