GB men through to bronze battle

04 April 2012 / 12:47

Great Britain made it through to the bronze medal ride-off in the men's team sprint at the Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne.

They selected an unknown quantity in Philip Hindes as specialist starter and the 19-year-old, born in Germany to a British father, led out Olympic champions Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy to a time of 43.533.

Britain were set to meet Australia (43.512) in their ride off while France (43.247) were poised to meet defending world champions Germany (43.349) in the race for gold.