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World track cycling photos - day three

Shadows of Dutch pursuiters training

Training gets under way early on day three at the BGZ Arena Velodrome in Pruszkow

Victoria Pendleton

Victoria Pendleton is fastest in qualifying - just 0.14 sec off a world record - as she begins her defence of her sprint title

GB men's pursuit team

A new-look GB pursuit team of Ed Clancy, Stephen Burke, Jonny Bellis and Peter Kennaugh cannot match their Olympic champion predecessors and are third in qualifying

Varnish in the sprint with Panarina

Britain's Jessica Varnish qualifies 20th in the sprint but falls in the second round to Olga Panarina of Belarus

Pendleton looks over her shoulder during the sprint

Pendleton plays cat-and-mouse with Yvonne Hijgenaar, beating the Dutchwoman to advance to the quarter finals

Training on day three

The mid-afternoon break in the action allows the riders extra training time before the evening finals

Nimke and Daniell

Germany's Stefan Nimke breaks Sir Chris Hoy's 1km world best at sea level to win the kilo time trial; British teenager David Daniell is seventh

 Lizzie Armitstead in the scratch race field

A day after winning team pursuit gold, Lizzie Armitstead looks strong in the early stages of the scratch race

Armitstead is knocked from her bike

Armitstead is knocked from her bike with eight laps still to go and admits afterwards to being disorientated by the crash

Yumari Gonzalez Valdivieso wins the scratch race from Armitstead

Armitstead gets back into contention for the final sprint but just can't quite catch Cuba's Yumari Gonzalez Valdivieso (right)

Armitstead getting medical attention, then receiving her medal

Armistead hurts her hip and right arm but her second medal in as many days brings a smile back to her face

GB finish fourth before Denmark win the final

Great Britain are denied a team pursuit medal for the first time in 10 years, while Denmark win the event for the first time ever



see also
GB women win world pursuit gold
26 Mar 09 |  Cycling
World track cycling guide
24 Mar 09 |  Cycling
Chris Hoy's track bike guide
02 Oct 08 |  Get Involved
Cycling on the BBC
04 Nov 08 |  Cycling


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