World record for team pursuit women on another day of golden glory

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A world record, an all-British final, three gold medals and victory for Matt Crampton in the International Keirin rounded off another dominant World Cup on home soil.

The star's of the final day's action were Lizzie Armitstead, Wendy Houvenaghel and Joanna Rowsell, who broke Great Britain's world record in the women's team pursuit and underlined their authority in an event that is likely to be added to the Olympic Games programme for 2012.

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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.