New Zealand relegated after defending team sprint world title

It was only a matter of seconds after New Zealand's three man sprint team crossed the line on day one of the Track Worlds that Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins were raising their arms in triumph having defended the title they won last year in Cali. In a matter of minutes, the tables had turned with France celebrating as New Zealand, judged to have committed a technical infringement during the changeover,  were relegated to the silver medal despite winning by point three of a second.

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