Steel led for the first kilometre, opening a near two-second lead after the first lap, but Obree took over after three and a half laps. Stuart Dangerfield beat his North Wirral Velo team-mate, Matt Illingworth, for the bronze after being almost almost two seconds faster than Obree over the first kilometre.
Another pursuit record fell to Yorkshire's Yvonne McGregor, whose semi-final time of 3min 54.461sec in the 3,000m beat the four-times winner, Sally Dawes, by six seconds. Maxine Johnson, winner of the other semi-final, was also inside the 1982 record.
Gary Hibbert beat the former holder Paul McHugh 2-1 in their sprint semi-final after McHugh had been disqualified in their third ride for impeding Hibbert by intentionally changing his line on the final banking.Reuse content