Olympic champions Great Britain missed out on a medal in the men's team sprint on day two of the Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk.
The men's team sprint squad of Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Kian Emadi finished in 44.270 seconds in qualifying, good enough for sixth.
New Zealand's Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Edward Dawkins were fastest qualifiers in the three-man, three-lap event in 43.580secs and will meet Germany in the final after Rene Enders, Stefan Botticher and Maximilian Levy clocked 43.731. France and Australia will contest bronze, while Russia were also quicker than Britain.
Hindes and Kenny won London 2012 gold with Sir Chris Hoy, who is currently on sabbatical as he considers his future, with 20-year-old Emadi taking the Scot's place in his first senior World Championships.
And Britain's long wait for a world title in the event goes on.
Los Angeles in 2005 was the last time Britain's men won the team sprint at a World Championships, when Hoy combined with Jamie Staff and Jason Queally, meaning that curiously Kenny has two Olympic titles, but none in the annual global event.
The qualifying ride was ragged and led to an ultimately disappointing result.