Sir Bradley Wiggins made a strong start to his first Track Cycling World Championships for eight years as Great Britain’s men qualified fastest in the team pursuit on day one in London.
Wiggins, Steven Burke, Jonathan Dibben and Owain Doull clocked three minutes 55.664 seconds.
Britain will take on Italy (3:57.800) in Thursday’s semi-finals.
Australia (3:55.867) and defending champions New Zealand (3:57.050) will meet in the second semi-final.
Wiggins, 35, is targeting a fifth Olympic gold medal in Rio and a British record eighth medal in all.
Britain’s sprint teams will hope to win the first medals of the week in Thursday’s evening session.