Sport in Short: Cycling

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The Independent Online
CHRIS BOARDMAN, the Olympic pursuit champion, used the revolutionary Lotus machine he rode at Barcelona to break the world five-kilometre amateur outdoor cycling record in the National Track Championships at Leicester yesterday. Boardman who gained Britain's first Olympic cycling gold medal for 72 years in Barcelona, clocked 5min 38.083sec. His time broke the previous record of 5:46.025, set at altitude by the American, Kent Bostick, in October 1991, and also bettered the professional mark of 5:44.700, also set at altitude by Germany's Gregor Braun in 1986.

BCF NATIONAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS (Leicester) Club team 4,000m pursuit: Semi-final: VC St Raphael (4min 38.46sec) bt Dinnington RC (4:39.37); Team Haverhill (4:37.43) bt City of Edinburgh RC (4:44.62). Women's 1,000m sprint: Semi- final: W Everson (Wolverhampton Wh) bt S Hodge (VC Ajax) 2-0; C Rushworth (Manchester Wh) bt L Jones (GS Strada) 2-1. Amateur 1,000m tandem sprint: Semi-final: P Boyd (Clayton Velo) and G Hibbert (Team Sportif Tameside) bt M Librizzi (City of Edinburgh RC) and S Whitcombe (CC Cardiff) 2- 0; M Phillips (Dinnington RC) and C Pyatt (City of Stoke AC) bt J Saysell (Kirkby CC) & A Mooney (Ellan Vannin CC) 2-1.