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Team GB’s quartet of Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh establish a new world record of 3:51. 659 at the Velodrome for its men’s cycling team pursuit event in the London 2012 Olympic Games (3 August 2012).
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Cycling is one of the rare sports which have consistently showcased on the Olympic programme. Road biking, however, wasn’t on the programme of this Paris 1900, St Louis 1904 or London 1908 Games, while monitor cycling was not at the programme of this Stockholm 1912 Games.
The first road occasion in Olympic history happened in 1896 on the marathon course in the earliest Games of this contemporary age in Athens. The race began in Athens, headed towards Marathon, subsequently returned to Athens, in the Phaliron velodrome.
Olympic biking was added into the women’s programme Los Angeles at 1984, using a single road occasion.
Find more about Track Cycling in http://www.olympic.org/cycling-track