British duo miss out on final

04 April 2012 / 11:47

Jess Varnish and Victoria Pendleton saw their world record beaten and missed out on qualification for the gold medal ride off in the women's team sprint at the Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne.

Germany's Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte clocked a world record of 32.630 - beating the previous best of 32.754 set by Varnish and Pendleton in London in February - in heat six.

The British pair were up against Australia's Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch in the eighth and final heat and clocked 32.941, good enough only to advance in fourth.

Germany were set to meet Australia (32.752) in the final, with Britain taking on third-fastest qualifiers Gong Jinjie and Guo Shuang of China (32.937) in the battle for bronze.