Great Britain and Italy qualify fastest in team pursuit

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Great Britain’s men and Italy’s women qualified fastest during team pursuit qualification for the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow.

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The Great Britain quartet of Kian Emadi, Mark Stewart, Andy Tennant and Ollie Wood powered through the 16 laps of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow in 3:58.169 to set up a first round tie with Poland who qualified fourth fastest in a time of 4:03.018.

Newly-crowned European champions France put down the second quickest time of the evening, completing their 4000 m in a time of 3:59.481 and will race Canada in Friday’s first round.

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Italy’s women qualified fastest, the quartet of Simona Frapporti, Elisa Balsamo, Maria Giulia Confalonieri and Francesca Pattaro setting a time of 4:24.566. They will face France, who qualified fourth fastest in a time of 4:30.276, in Friday’s first round.

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The Great Britain team of Ellie Dickinson, Dannielle Khan, Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson qualified second fastest in a time of 4:28.744 and will face third-place finishers Poland in the first round (4:29.114).

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