Newton’s Ed and Geraint storm to world record time

Britain's cyclists, left to right, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke, Ed Clancy and Peter Kennaugh
Britain's cyclists, left to right, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke, Ed Clancy and Peter Kennaugh
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NEWTON cyclists Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas were in Britain’s men’s team pursuit quartet which stormed through qualifying with a world-record display at the Olympics last night.

With Steven Burke and Pete Kennaugh, they set a time of three minutes 52.499 seconds to reach today’s first round of the 4km event, knocking nearly a second off the record they set when winning the World Championships earlier this year.

Australia qualified second fastest, over three seconds behind the home team.

Eight teams take part in the first round today, with the top two qualifying for the gold medal match and the next two battling for bronze.