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Double Paralympic champion Sarah Storey claims World Cup gold

Double Paralympic champion Sarah Storey topped the podium as Great Britain won team pursuit gold in Cali.

Storey, Laura Trott and Wendy Houvenaghel were Great Britain’s sole representatives in Columbia and clocked 3:31.835 minutes to comfortably beat New Zealand, who recorded 3:37.072, in the final.

Houvenaghel and Trott claimed World Championship gold in the team pursuit with Dani King earlier this year, but the second World Cup of the new season gave Storey, who is bidding to become the first British athlete to compete in both the Olympic and Paralympics, the chance to make her mark.

The 34-year-old was born without a left hand and won five swimming gold medals at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympic Games before switching to cycling and claiming time trial and individual pursuit gold at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008.

Meanwhile, Germany’s team sprint trio signalled their intent ahead of London 2012 by breaking the world record Sir Chris Hoy, Jamie Staff and Jason Kenny set in Beijing.

René Enders, Maximilian Levy and Stefan Nimke clocked 42.914 seconds over three laps in Cali to beat the previous mark by 36 thousands of a second.

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