Britain wins women's team pursuit

Updated: April 5, 2012, 11:36 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Britain's defending champion women's team pursuit squad beat Australia in a dramatic finish Thursday to win gold in record-breaking time on the second day of the world track cycling championships.

Britain's Danielle King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell trailed Josephine Tomic, Melissa Hoskins and Annette Edmondson by more than a second after the first half of the 3,000-meter race, but surged back in the final leg to win in 3 minutes, 15.720 seconds. Australia finished ...

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