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Womenís Team Pursuit world record goes to American
Aguascalientes, Mexico May 12, 2010
Team Pursuit world record goes to American as well
Just a day after Sarah Hammer set a new World best time in the Individual Pursuit, she helped her teammates, Dotsie Bausch (Irvine, Calif./ATF Empire Coaching Systems) and Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C./Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty 12) set an official new world record in the three-kilometer team pursuit on their way to winning the gold medal in womenís event at the Pan American Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico on May 12.
time of 3:19.569 is nearly two seconds faster than the previous record of
3:22.552 set by New Zealand's Rushlee Buchanan, Lauren Ellis and Alison
Shanks at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships on March 3rd of this
year. With that time, the newly formed American women's team
pursuit became the first to break the renowned 3:20 mark.
are fantastic team pursuit programs all around the world and itís an honor
to be considered one of the best," said USA Cycling Coach
Benjamin Sharp. "Our qualifying ride was a little shaky but we
knew we could go faster. Of course it was a disappointment to be so close to
the world record in the qualifying round but, it was also confirmation to be
so close with a less-than-perfect performance. I am immensely proud of
this team. The riders, the coaches and the staff should all be very
proud of what they have done over the past eight months."
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