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It has stood since August 22, 2004. Australia's time of 3-56.610 for the 4,000 metres team pursuit won them the Olympic Games title and a place in the record books.

Tonight in Manchester, the reigning world champions, Great Britain, took that place in the record books with a stunning time of 3-56.322.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.