Team GB Set New Team Pursuit World Record – London 2012 Olympics

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Team GB’s quartet of Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh set a brand new world file of three:51.659 within the Velodrome for the boys’s biking staff pursuit occasion on the London 2012 Olympic Games (3 August 2012).

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Cycling is among the many uncommon sports activities which have at all times featured on the Olympic programme. Road biking, nonetheless, was not on the programme of the Paris 1900, St Louis 1904 or London 1908 Games, whereas monitor biking wasn’t within the programme of the Stockholm 1912 Games.
The first street occasion in Olympic historical past happened in 1896 on the marathon route on the first Games of the fashionable period in Athens. The race began in Athens, headed in the direction of Marathon, then returned to Athens, on the Phaliron velodrome.
Olympic biking was added to the ladies’s programme in Los Angeles in 1984, with a person street occasion.

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