New Zealand have won women's team pursuit gold on the second day of the track cycling World Cup in Santiago, Chile.

Rushlee Buchanan, Kirstie James, Bryony Botha and Racquel Sheath clocked a season's best 4m 17.804s to comfortably better Italy's 4m 19.415s.

The combination are improving with every race, winning silver behind hosts Canada in last week's World Cup.

Tom Sexton and Campbell Stewart picked up a second gold for the Kiwis when they won the men's madison, collecting 32 points over the 12-sprint 120-lap race. Francesco Lamon and Michele Scartezzini of Italy took the silver, seven points behind, with Austrians Andreas Graf and Andreas Muller third on 20 points.


Kiwi Natasha Hansen finished fourth in the women's sprint, beaten 2-0 in the tussle for bronze by South Korea's Hyejin Lee, who took the first race by 0.457s and second by 0.082s.

The youthful New Zealand men's team pursuit combination continued last week's impressive form to top the qualifiers in Chile

After winning gold in Canada, Nick Kergozou, Jared Gray, Sexton and Stewart were the only team to duck under four minutes in qualifying, clocking 3m 58.071s to the second-placed US team's 4m 02.798s.