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Ukrainians Set Record in Cycling

September 19, 2000

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) _ The Ukrainian squad set a world record Tuesday in the 4,000-meter team pursuit in the Olympic semifinals.

The team of Oleksandr Fedenko, Oleksandr Symonenko, Sergiy Matveyev and Sergiy Cheernyavsky advanced to the gold medal ride later Tuesday with a time of 4 minutes, 0.834 seconds.

In the final, they’ll ride against the German team that set an Olympic record of 4:01.810 in Monday night’s preliminaries.

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