Great Britain women's team pursuiters set new world record in Rio Olympics qualifying

Elinor Barker, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand and Katie Archibald set a new world record and qualify fastest in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games women's team pursuit

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Britain’s women’s team pursuit quartet set a new world record to qualify fastest with a 4.13.260 minute ride at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Thursday.

The ride put them ahead of world champions USA with a one-second buffer, while the Australians - who suffered a serious crash in training just days ago - were in third almost six seconds slower.

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