NZ sprint team claims world track cycling title

NATHAN BURDON
Last updated 15:30 27/02/2014

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New Zealand have claimed their first ever men’s team sprint world title in Cali, Colombia this afternoon.

The team of Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins have come from behind against defending world champions Germany, with Dawkins producing a massive final lap to claim the world title.

The Kiwi team was the top qualifiers, more than half-a-second ahead of an out-of-sorts looking German team.

It was a repeat of last year's world championship final in Belarus, where New Zealand produced its best result with a silver medal.

The result was New Zealand’s second medal of the day with the BikeNZ team pursuit squad of Pieter Bulling, Dylan Kennett, Aaron Gate and Marc Ryan earlier beating Russia for bronze with an impressive ride at the Cali velodrome.

New Zealand trailed narrowly in the early stages of the 4000m pursuit, but once they gained a lead at the 2000m mark they were able to hold and then build on their advantage.

New Zealand was the fourth-fastest qualifier going into the finals.

Australia beat Denmark in the gold medal final.

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