French Team Wins Cycling Gold
Oct. 28, 2000
MANCHESTER, England (AP) _ France's Olympic sprint team remained unbeaten since 1996 in the Olympics and worlds, this time taking gold from Britain on Saturday in the Cycling World Championships.
In the day's other final, Yvonne McGregor of England took the 3,000-meter pursuit, adding world gold to her Sydney Olympic bronze medal.
In the sprint, the team of Laurent Gane, Florian Rousseau and Arnaud Tournant clocked 44.627 seconds over the 750-meter distance, defeating Olympic silver medalist Britain by .342 seconds.
It was Britain's third loss in a row in a major final against France.
Spain took the bronze medal with a win over Japan.
The 39-year-old McGregor, who is retiring after the competition, clocked in at 3 minutes, 35.274 seconds with Germany's Judith Arndt second. Olympic silver medalist Marion Clignet of France was fourth.
It was McGregor's first world title.