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World records set in 1st 2 finals

Updated: April 4, 2012, 8:48 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- World record times were set in the first two finals of the world track cycling championships Wednesday by the British men in the team pursuit and Germany in the women's team sprint.

Olympic champion Britain claimed the first gold medal at Melbourne's Hisense Arena, edging defending champ Australia in what many expect to be a preview of the Olympic gold-medal race in London.

Edward Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Steven Burke and Geraint Thomas led from start to finish ...

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