Trott's four-year unbeaten team pursuit run comes to an end

Australia win the women's team pursuit title for only the second time, but do so in world record time and put to an end Great Britain's winning streak. Photos by Andy Jones

Laura Trott and her British team mates had to get used to the unfamiliar taste of defeat tonight, losing their team pursuit world title to Australia and along with it their world record.

Australia comfortably beat the British team by three seconds, setting a new best time of 4:13.606. Great Britain's time was two tenths of a second off the old world record.

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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.