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British team breaks cycling world record in training, coach says

    Rio de JaneiroAug. 4, (GNA/dpa) – Bradley Wiggins and his British team of track cyclists have set a new world record as they trained for the 4000-metre pursuit in the Rio Olympic Games, their coach said.

    Rio de JaneiroAug. 4, (GNA/dpa) – Bradley Wiggins and his British team of track cyclists have set a new world record as they trained for the 4000-metre pursuit in the Rio Olympic Games, their coach said.

      “It’s no secret and some people have seen it,” the German Heiko Salzwedel said. “I don’t want to go into the details of how much faster they were.”

     The British quartet that raced at the 2012 London Olympics had set a world record of 3 minutes 51.659 seconds.

     Wiggins was not part of that team, but he won gold in the individual men’s time trial in London, only days after having won the Tour de France.

    However, the 36-year old cyclist has three Olympic track gold medals from 2004 and 2008.

    He and his team-mates Ed Clancy, Owain Doull and Steven Burke will start competing in the pursuit event qualifying on August 11.

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