Hammer wins fifth individual pursuit world championship

Sarah Hammer (USA) qualified fastest yesterday in the women's 3000m individual pursuit at the UCI Track World Championships in Minsk, Belarus and then later in the day powered to the world championship against Australia's Amy Cure. For Hammer, the sole American competing in Minsk, the pursuit world title was the fifth of her career having earned rainbow stripes previously in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011.

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