Great Britain set new world record in men's team pursuit to book place in Olympic final

Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Steven Burke and Bradley Wiggins beat New Zealand in the team pursuit first round to set a new world record and progress to the gold medal final

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Bradley Wiggins, Owain Doull, Steven Burke and Ed Clancy put Great Britain into the gold medal final of the men's team pursuit at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, setting a new world record in the process.

Wiggins did a long turn at the front and then swung off to leave Clancy, Doull and Burke to hammer home in their first round ride against New Zealand.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.