Cycling Obree beaten in pursuit final

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Obree beaten in pursuit final

Graeme Obree was beaten by seven hundredths of a second in the World Cup match at Manchester velodrome but refused to accept it as a setback in his build-up to regaining the world 4,000 metres pursuit title in Colombia next month. "These races are won or lost on fractions," the Scot said, after losing the 4,000m pursuit final to Italy's Andrea Collinelli. Obree, uncertain about his form after yellow fever injections for his South American trip, trailed throughout the 16 laps on the 250 metres wooden track. Collinelli, second in the junior world pursuit final in 1987, clocked 4min 24.975sec.