February 28, 2020 / 4:45 PM / a month ago

Italian Ganna breaks own pursuit world record

FILE PHOTO: Cycling - 2019 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Pruszkow, Poland - March 1, 2019 Italy's Filippo Ganna in action during the men's individual pursuit REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

BERLIN (Reuters) - World records continued tumbling at the world track championships as Italian Filippo Ganna smashed his own mark in the individual pursuit on Friday.

Ganna scorched round the 4km distance in 4:01.934 to top the times in the qualification round, averaging 61kph around the banked wooden track in Berlin’s velodrome.

His previous record was 4:02.647.

Ganna is the defending champion in the event.

Denmark broke the world record three times on their way to winning the men’s team pursuit, while the Dutch men also won the team sprint this week in a new world record time.

Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis

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