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British women's pursuit team sets world record at track cycling championships

Updated: March 28, 2008, 6:45 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Olympic time-trial champion Chris Hoy and former rowing world champ Rebecca Romero won Britain's fifth and sixth gold medals in the world track cycling championships Friday.

The women's pursuit team of Romero, Wendy Houvenaghel and Joanna Rowsell broke the world record twice -- in qualifying and in the final -- to defeat Ukraine in an event that is new to the track cycling program this year. It was the first time the team had competed together.

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