Canada will race for bronze in women’s team pursuit at Rio 2016.

The Canadians clinched their spot in the bronze medal race on Saturday morning, finishing the first round of competition with the third best time (4:15:636). Canada will take on New Zealand, who finished with the fourth best time (4:17.592).

Allison BeveridgeJasmin Glaesser, Krista Lay and Georgia Simmerling rode against Great Britain on Saturday at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, with the winner advancing to the gold medal race. Great Britain beat their own world record – which was set in qualifying on Thursday – with a time of 4:12.152 to earn a shot at gold.

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Canada's Allison Beveridge, Laura Brown, Jasmin Glaesser and Georgia Simmerling race in the qualifying round of women's team pursuit at Rio 2016 on August 11, 2016.

Canada’s Allison Beveridge, Laura Brown, Jasmin Glaesser and Georgia Simmerling race in the qualifying round of women’s team pursuit at Rio 2016 on August 11, 2016.

In the previous heat, the United States had broken the world record, only to have it broken by Team GB a few minutes later. The US and Great Britain will battle for gold.

Canada, with Beveridge, Glaesser, Simmerling and Laura Brownfinished qualifying on Thursday with the fourth best time.

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The Canadians will be looking to defend the bronze medal they won at London 2012. The team has reached the podium of every World Championship since 2012, including a second place finish this year.

The bronze medal race is scheduled to begin at 4:07 p.m. (ET).