Women's sprint team miss out

04 April 2012 / 12:48

Jess Varnish and Victoria Pendleton finished without a medal in the two-woman, two-lap team sprint at the Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne as the world record tumbled.

Varnish and Pendleton's world record from February's Track World Cup in London was bettered by Germany in qualifying and Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte went faster still to win the final in a new best of 32.549, with Australia's Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch taking silver in 32.597.

China's Gong Jinjie and Guo Shuang of China (32.870) won the battle for bronze, with Varnish and Pendleton (33.160) having to settle for fourth.