The NZ women have made the first day of the track cycling World Cup in Cambridge a golden one, storming to gold in the team pursuit.
Their time of 4m 10.705s was four seconds better than the national record set earlier in qualifying and they were just half a second off the world record time of 4m 10.236s over 4000m.
The team of Rushlee Buchanan, Holly Edmondston, Bryony Botha and Kirstie James were too strong for world champions Australia, as they clinching New Zealand's first medal for back-to-back World Cup success, after achieving the same result last weekend in Hong Kong.
The men's pursuit team rode against Russia for bronze and after the first kilometre, seemed like they would miss out on the medal.
But Aaron Gate, Dylan Kennett, Jordan Kerby and Nicholas wore the Russians down over the final 2000m to clinch an impressive third.