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Italy broke their own world record to win Olympic gold in the men’s team pursuit on Wednesday, beating world champions Denmark in a thrilling final at the Izu Velodrome.

The Italians won a neck-and-neck battle on the track, their blistering time of 3 minutes, 42.032 seconds just enough to hold off Denmark, who crossed the line in 3:42.198.

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