AUSTRALIA has been demoted to the silver medal by the world record breaking Great British team in the team pursuit at the velodrome.
The Australian team - consisting of Jack Bobridge, Glenn O'Shea, Rohan Dennis and Michael Hepburn - gave away a slender lead at the start and could never get it back from the home favourite.
The British team, breaking its own world record with a time of 3:51.659, added another gold to the trophy cabinet and continues its domination of world cycling.
New Zealand finished in the bronze medal position after defeating Russia.
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