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Great Britain set Olympic Record in men's team sprint qualifier

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Philip Hindes - Great Britain's men's sprint team

Philip Hindes - Great Britain's men's sprint team
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The Netherlands' Theo Bos, Matthijs Buchli and Jeffrey Hoogland compete in the men's Team Sprint qualifying

The Netherlands' Theo Bos, Matthijs Buchli and Jeffrey Hoogland compete in the men's Team Sprint qualifying
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Australia's Patrick Constable and Australia's Matthew Glaetzer compete in the men's Team Sprint qualifying

Australia's Patrick Constable and Australia's Matthew Glaetzer compete in the men's Team Sprint qualifying
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Cesar Marcano, Hersony Canelon and Angel Pulgar of Venezuela ride in the Men's Team Sprint

Cesar Marcano, Hersony Canelon and Angel Pulgar of Venezuela ride in the Men's Team Sprint
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Great Britain's men's sprint team - Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner

Great Britain's men's sprint team - Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner
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Callum Skinner - Great Britain men's sprint team

Callum Skinner - Great Britain men's sprint team
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Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner - British men's team sprint

Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner - British men's team sprint
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Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner - Great Britain men's sprint team

Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner - Great Britain men's sprint team
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Callum Skinner - Great Britain men's sprint team

Callum Skinner - Great Britain men's sprint team

Track cycling kicked off at the Olympic Games on Thursday with Great Britain securing a new Olympic Record during the men's team sprint qualifying round. The team of Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner, set a time of 42.562 over the 750m (3 laps).

The runner-up team from New Zealand, with Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Edward Dawkins, finished 0.111 just behind the British team with a time of 42.673. And Australia, with sprinters Nathan Hart, Matthew Glaetzer and Patrick Constable, ended the opening qualifier in third place, 0.596 back with a time of 42.158. 

The British team will face Venezuela in the first round of the men's team sprint later this afternoon.