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Mixed emotions for British Olympic champions at Worlds

February 21, 2013 13:47 pm

Laura Trott is looking ahead with confidence after a storming qualifying performance from Great Britain's women's team pursuit squad at the track cycling World Championship in Minsk.

The double Olympic champion was again joined by Dani King, with Elinor Barker completing the line-up, the only change from the team that won gold at London 2012.

They posted the quickest qualifying time of 3:18.704 and will now face Australia in a repeat of the men's final from 24 hours earlier - although they'll be hoping for a different result.

However, there was a major disappointment for Great Britain's men's team sprint squad.

Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes, who won Olympic gold in London last year, were joined by rising star Kian Emadi but they could only post the sixth quickest qualifying time, 44.270 seconds.

It left them outside the medal mix, with New Zealand facing Germany in the final, while France and Australia race off for bronze.

Elsewhere, Steven Burke, a silver medallist in the team pursuit yesterday, finished 17th in the individual pursuit.

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