GB men's pursuit 'held it together, just about' as they squeeze through with gold and silver still on the table

Great Britain qualified fourth, the last spot that can compete for gold and silver, yet face a tough test against Denmark

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Great Britain's men's team pursuit squad squeezed through the qualifying round with an outside shot at gold and silver still a possibility, but with the fastest team of the Games so far, Denmark, standing in their way in tomorrow's heats.

Denmark, resplendent in aerodynamic shin plasters, set the fastest time in qualifying, a new Olympic record of 3:45.014, the first and fourth seeds facing off, while the winner second and third place, Italy and New Zealand, will take the other slot in the gold medal race.

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