The New Zealand men's pursuit team has fallen short of a gold medal after Denmark smashed their previous world record to claim victory at the track cycling world championships in Berlin.
On day two, the Kiwi quartet of Corbin Strong, Campbell Stewart, Jordan Kerby and Aaron Gate were forced to settle for silver, as they were no match for the record-breaking Danish, finishing in 3m 49.712s - two seconds slower than what they were in qualifying on Thursday.
Denmark led throughout the race and went onto break the world record for the third time at the meet in 3m 44.672s.
"It is our first world championships for a couple of years with a fully developed team that is really cohesive and on the same path and plan," said Kerby.
"We went out there over the last two days and we executed as fast as we could ride.
"We went into the final with the idea of racing this as fast as we could and what would-be would be. We could only control how fast we can go. It is a great improvement and a great stepping stone towards Tokyo."
Earlier the New Zealand women's team pursuit did not advance to the medal round.