Track Cycling World Records Tumble

First two finals see new pursuit, sprint marks

Levi Leipheimer wins the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Levi Leipheimer wins the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge     Photo: aperturismo/Flickr

On Wednesday, teams from Great Britain and Germany set new world records in the first two finals of the track cycling world championships in Melbourne, Australia. The British pursuit team of Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Steven Burke, and Geraint Thomas broke a record they set at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, raising expectations for Olympic gold in London this summer. "We're in the ballpark now and we're on the right path to London which is the big one," Clancy said. Germany's Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel upset Australia's three-time defending champions, Anna Meares and Kaarl McCulloch, in the women's team spring, breaking the world record by .205 seconds.

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