Cycling: Wood teams-up with Clancy to break Hoy’s world record

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Wrenthorpe cycling starlet Oliver Wood has teamed-up with Olympic champion Ed Clancy to break a track world record set by legend Sir Chris Hoy.

Wood, 17, partnered Barnsley’s Ed Clancy, who won gold in the London 2012 Olympics team pursuit, in a sensational day of racing at Revolution Series Round 3 in Manchester last Saturday.

The pair, riding for the Rapha Condor JLT team, set a new world record time of 54.537 in the 1km Madison time trial, beating the previous best of 54.549 set by Hoy and Arnaud Tournant - recently voted the best-ever Revolution Series moment by fans.

The brilliant ride is a great way to start the new year for Wood, who has also been named in the Great Britain team that will compete in the third and final round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series, in Mexico, next week.

Read tomorrow’s Wakefield Express for more on this story.