It was a successful first day for Canada at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cambridge, New Zealand as the women rode to a bronze medal in the team pursuit.

The Canadian team of Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Duehring, Georgia Simmerling, and Annie Foreman-Mackey finished just behind Australia and New Zealand to earn a third-place finish. It was a particularly impressive finish for the foursome who were racing in their first event together.

The podium is nothing new for the team, though, as Beveridge, Duehring, and Simmerling were all part of the team pursuit squad that won bronze at Rio 2016.

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Track cycling action continues at the Avantidrome in Cambridge through the weekend.