Young GB quartet pipped by Aussies in team pursuit

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Australia's team pursuit quartet went under four minutes to pip Great Britain to gold on the second day of the Melbourne World Cup.

The British team of Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Andy Fenn and Andy Tennant topped qualification with a time of 4-01.914, just ahead of the Australians, who recorded a 4-02.755.

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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.