New world record for British team
Great Britain's women clocked a world record in advancing fastest to the final of the team pursuit on day one of the Track World Cup in Manchester.
Laura Trott, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell - all Olympic champions - and Elinor Barker qualified in four minutes 23.910 seconds to set up a final duel with Canada.
The time bettered the mark set by Britain in winning the European title last month in the revised event, which previously took place over three kilometres and with three riders, and now has an additional 1,000 metres.
Britain won the London 2012 title over 3km with three riders and Barker took Rowsell's place in February's Track Cycling World Championships as Britain won the final world title in the discipline in its former guise.
Britain won five out of six world titles over 3km and their supremacy shows no sign of abating with an extra rider and extra kilometre.
Canada's Gillian Carleton, Laura Brown, Jasmin Glaesser and Stephanie Roorda finished in 4mins 28.054secs, more than a second down on the previous world record of 4:26.556.
Australia (4:33.011) will meet Russia (4:33.383) in the race for bronze.
Britain also qualified fastest in the corresponding men's event, setting up a final with old adversaries Australia.
The British quartet of Ed Clancy, Steven Burke - both London 2012 champions in the event - Andy Tennant and Owain Doull were the only squad to record a time inside four minutes.
Their time of 3:59.692 set up a ride for gold with Australia's Luke Davison, Alex Edmondson, Mitchell Mulhern and Miles Scotson, who finished in 4:01.491.
A youthful Australian line-up included just one world champion in Edmondson.
The ride-off for third/fourth-place will be between Denmark and Holland.
Denmark qualified in third in 4:02.413, with Holland fourth (4:03.033).
Britain's men's team sprint squad advanced to the ride-off for third/fourth place.
London 2012 gold medal winners Phil Hindes and Jason Kenny combined with Kian Emadi to clock 43.693 and qualify in third.
The hosts will meet New Zealand (43.823) in the race for bronze.
Germany's Rene Enders, Robert Forstemann and Max Niederlag were fastest in 43.351 and will meet Russia (43.561) in the race for gold.
In the corresponding women's event, which takes place over two laps, Victoria Williamson and Becky James clocked 33.483 to qualify for the final in second place.
Olympic champions Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte of Germany were fastest in 32.992.
The bronze medal ride-off will be between Russia and Chinese trade team Max Success Pro Cycling, after Australia were relegated for an infringement.