Tokyo Olympics: Team GB settle for silver in women’s team pursuit as Germany SMASH the world record


Team GB settle for silver in women’s team pursuit as Germany SMASH the world record in the gold medal encounter… beating Laura Kenny and her team by more than SIX SECONDS

Britain’s women’s team pursuit squad had to settle for silver on Tuesday as they were thrashed by a world record breaking German team in the final. 

Katie Archibald, Neah Evans, Laura Kenny and Josie Knight had no answer to the Germans, who broke their world record set earlier in the day to win the gold medal by more than six seconds in the Velodrome.

The Germans won with a time of 4:04:249 as GB surrendered the title they won in Rio at the Olympics five years ago.  

Britain’s women’s team pursuit squad broke the world record to reach the final on Tuesday

However, the celebrations were almost spoiled after Katie Archibald rode into the back of Neah Evans following their semi-final victory over USA – but both riders got quickly back up

However, the celebrations were almost spoiled after Katie Archibald rode into the back of Neah Evans following their semi-final victory over USA – but both riders got quickly back up

Laura Kenny and Josie Knight were the others who rode on Tuesday.

But Britain’s record lasted less than 10 minutes as Germany – who had broken it once already in qualifying – went faster still in their own semi-final.

Franziska Brausse, Lisa Brennauer, Lisa Klein and Mieke Kroeger stopped the clock at 4:06.166 to comfortably beat Italy and advance to the final.

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Britain's record lasted less than 10 minutes as Germany went faster still in their own semi-final

Britain’s record lasted less than 10 minutes as Germany went faster still in their own semi-final

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