team pursuit

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team +‎ pursuit. From being a team event, where the teams pursue each other.

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team pursuit (uncountable)

  1. (cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams of up to 4 cyclists start on opposite sides of the velodrome track and try to catch their opponents, or get a faster time over a pre-decided distance.
  2. (speed skating) A disciple in long track speedskating where two opposing teams of 3 speedskaters start on opposite sides of the long track ice rink and try to catch their opponents, or get a faster time against the clock over a pre-determined distance.

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