Great Britain won their first gold medal on day two of the 2013 Track Cycling World Championships as Ireland, Hong Kong, Australia and Germany also triumphed.

Olympic champions Laura Trott and Dani King celebrated a third successive women's team pursuit title as Elinor Barker savoured her first rainbow jersey in Minsk.

A fifth World Championships title in six years means Trott and King are unbeaten in the three-woman, three-lap event since February 2011, when representing a junior British team at the Manchester Track World Cup.

They have won three world titles in three attempts and London 2012 Olympic gold in that time.

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King, Trott and Barker pose for a celebratory picture

Barker, the 18-year-old school girl from Cardiff, slotted in seamlessly to the space vacated by 2012 world and Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell.

After qualifying almost two seconds clear of Australia, Britain finished the final in three minutes 18.140 seconds, with Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff and Melissa Hoskins 1.773secs adrift.

Canada were third.

The event was added to the World Championships programme in 2008 and Britain have won every time, apart from in Copenhagen in 2010.

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  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's Laura Trott celebrates Gold in the team pursuit with her mother Glenda and father Adrian on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's (left to right) Dani King, Laura Trott and Elinor Barker celebrate Gold in the team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Britain's team composed of Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker race for the gold medal in the Women's Team Pursuit final during at the Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk , Belarus, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's (left to right) Dani King, Elinor Barker and Laura Trott celebrate Gold in the team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's Laura Trott (front) celebrates Gold in the team pursuit with Dani King (centre) and Elinor Barker on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's (left to right) Dani King, Laura Trott and Elinor Barker ride to Gold in the team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's Laura Trott (front) celebrates Gold in the team pursuit with Dani King (centre) and Elinor Barker on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's (left to right) Dani King, Elinor Barker and Laura Trott celebrate Gold in the team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's (left to right) Dani King, Elinor Barker and Laura Trott celebrate Gold in the team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's (left to right) Dani King, Laura Trott and Elinor Barker celebrate Gold in the team pursuit on day twe of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's (left to right) Dani King, Laura Trott and Elinor Barker ride to Gold in the team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker ride to qualify first in the team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

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    From right, Britain's Elinor Barker, Dani King and Laura Trott compete in the Women's Team Pursuit Qualifying race during the Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker ride to qualify first in the team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Elinor Barker, Dani King, Laura Trott

    Elinor Barker, Dani King, Laura Trott, of Great Britain, from right to left, compete in the Women's Team Pursuit Qualifying race during the Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's (left to right) Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker ride to qualify first in the team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • Cycling - 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Day Two - Minsk Arena

    Great Britain's (left to right) Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker ride to qualify first in the team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Laura Trott (R), Dani King (C) and Elinor Barker (L) of Great Britain cross the finishing line to win gold in the women's team pursuit final during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Dani King of Great Britain ride in the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King (R), Laura Trott (C) and Dani King (L) on their way to winning gold in the women's team pursuit final during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King; Elinor Barker and Laura Trott of Great Britain pose with their medals after winning the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Laura Trott (R) of Great Britain celebrates with her mother Glenda and father Adrian after winning gold in the women's team pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Elinor Barker, Dani King and Laura Trott of Great Britain ride in the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King (L), Elinor Barker (C) and Laura Trott (R) show off their gold medals after victory in the women's team pursuit final during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King; Elinor Barker and Laura Trott of Great Britain pose with their medals after winning the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King; Elinor Barker and Laura Trott of Great Britain pose with their medals after winning the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Laura Trott (R) of Great Britain celebrates with her mother Glenda and father Adrian after winning gold in the women's team pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King (3R), Elinor Barker (2R) and Laura Trott (R) receive their gold medals alongside silver medalists Australia after victory in the women's team pursuit final during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King (L), Elinor Barker (C) and Laura Trott (R) with their gold medals after victory in the women's team pursuit final during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King; Elinor Barker and Laura Trott of Great Britain pose with their medals after winning the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King, Laura Trott and Elinor Barker of Great Britain celebrate winning the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Laura Trott of Great Britain leads Elinor Barker and Dani King during qualifying for the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Laura Trott of Great Britain prepares to qualify for the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Laura Trott of Great Britain leads Elinor Barker and Dani King during qualifying for the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Elinor Barker of Great Britain leads team mates Dani King and Laura Trott during qualifying for the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King (L), Laura Trott (C) and Elinor Barker (R) of Great Britain qualify fastest in the women's team pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Laura Trott (R) , Dani King (C) and Elinor Barker (T) of Great Britain qualify fastest in the women's team pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Elinor Barker of Great Britain and team mate Laura Trott ride around the track apron after qualifying fastest for the Women's Team Pursuit final during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Elinor Barker, Dani King and Laura Trott of Great Britain in action during qualifying for the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Laura Trott of Great Britain makes her way back to the track centre after qualifying for the Women's Team Pursuit final during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King, Laura Trott and Elinor Barker of Great Britain celebrate winning the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • UCI Track World Championships - Day Two

    MINSK, BELARUS - FEBRUARY 21: Dani King, Laura Trott and Elinor Barker of Great Britain celebrate winning the Women's Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track World Championships at the Minsk Arena on February 21, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

King said: "We just work really hard and come together as a team we ride as one, not three individuals.

"We've got so much trust in each other and belief. That's key, every time we get on the line."

While many athletes have spoken of a London 2012 hangover, Trott - double Olympic champion and defending her world omnium title this weekend - dismissed the suggestion.

"No way," said Trott, who will not be 21 until April. "Who wouldn't want to win another stripy jumper?"