Houvenaghel and team pursuiters clinch World Cup series titles

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Wendy Houvenaghel and the men's team pursuit quartet clinched the overall World Cup titles as the series drew to a close on the Olympic track in Beijing at the weekend.

A small British team headed to China for the fourth and final World Cup meeting of the season, with the young team pursuit squad of George Atkins, Mark Christian, Luke Rowe and Erick Rowsell finishing eighth in qualifying in a time of 4-11.486. The Australians topped the qualifying table and beat the Dutch in the final.

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