Friday, 6 April 2012

Great Britain's Joanna Rowsell, Dani King and Laura Trott smashed the team pursuit world record twice in one

Both teams broke the record in qualifying but GB won the final in a record three minutes 15.720 seconds.

"I don't know how we did that," said King. "We rode a perfect race."

As Britain started steadily, the hosts set the early pace in the final and led by almost 1.5 seconds before a phenomenal last kilometre – including a two-lap turn at the front from Laura- saw Britain win by 1.233secs.

Laura said, “We knew we had to go quicker after the London World Cup.
“We wanted to beat them on their home soil, especially before the Olympics. It puts out a strong message.

“They’ve got to beat us now – at our home.”

Laura is now poised to compete in the six-event omnium.

“I’m sure I’ll be all right,” she added. “But not many people do a two-lap turn at a 3:15 pace.”