Clancy is world beater

Ed Clancy
Holmfirth's Ed Clancy celebrates after winning Gold at the Velodrome. Credit: David Davies/PA Wir

Holmfirth's Ed Clancy and his GB team-mates Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh have won a gold medal in the men's team pursuit finals in a new world record time of 3:51.659.

The British quartet, who won Track Cycling World Championships gold in Melbourne in April, now have successfully defended the title won by Clancy, Thomas, Bradley Wiggins and Paul Manning in Beijing. Clancy's focus will now turn to the six-discipline omnium, which is set to begin tomorrow.

Ed Clancy (left), and his GB team-mates celebrate with their Gold medals. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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