Great Britain break team pursuit world record to win gold

Team GB in team pursuit, London Track World Cup 2012, day four

Great Britain won team pursuit gold in Melbourne, setting a new world record, and perhaps more importantly striking a massive psychological blow four months out from the Olympics.

Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Steven Burke and Geraint Thomas were always up on their Australian rivals but had to fight off a comeback in the final lap to secure gold.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.