CYCLING : Germany Wins Another Gold Medal

Associated Press

Germany won the men’s amateur team pursuit title by defeating the defending champion Soviet Union at the World Cycling Championships Saturday.

The German quartet, which bettered the world record in the preliminary round Friday, looked unbeatable from the start of the competition and won the final by more than 5 seconds.

The Germans posted a winning time of 4 minutes 7 seconds, faster than their world record of 4:08.06. But world records are recognized only when there is no other team on the track.


It was the fourth gold medal for the German team, paced by former East German stars, which so far is the most successful team here.

The Australians, hit with a doping scandal which took away two of their medals, regained one gold when Danny Clark won the pro motor-paced race.

Vyacheslav Ekimov gained the first gold medal for the Soviet Union by winning the points race for pros.