Australia has continued its dominance in the women's endurance events at the UCI Track World Championships with Rebecca Wiasak winning the individual pursuit world title with Amy Cure claiming the bronze medal.

7 Apr 2015 - 5:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2015 - 3:35 PM

Wiasak, who was in tears 24 hours earlier after watching her team-mates smash the team pursuit world record by three seconds, rode a time of 3 minutes 30.305 seconds to win the gold over United States rider Jennifer Valente (3:33.867).

Wiasak said she was motivated by missing out on a team pursuit ride.

"Every time I got told I'm not riding through all three of the rounds in the team pursuit it was a perfect opportunity for me," she told reporters after being presented with the rainbow jersey.

"I'm in the best condition and form of my life and I had to make the most of that and definitely use that as motivation.

"While it was really disappointing to miss out yesterday the girls definitely inspired me with their win."

Wiasak said her team-mates were incredibly supportive overnight after she'd cried while watching them break the world record and during the subsequent podium presentation.

"I almost held it together up there (today) ... but I did lose it a little bit there and a few tears were shed."

The 30-year-old believed she could break the national record given she'd ridden 3:28.884 when winning a world cup gold medal in late 2013.

But the ACT rider joked that given she'd never won a national championship she'd "skipped a step" by winning the world title.

Earlier on Friday night (Saturday morning AEDT) Wiasak set a new national record of 3 minutes 27.018secs to make it into the gold medal final.

The 30-year-old's qualifying time was 0.6 seconds faster than the former national record set by Katie Mactier in winning silver at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Wiasak has contested six straight world cup meets over the past two years but her qualifying ride on France's new national velodrome was her world championships debut.

She is the oldest Australian female debutant ever.

Team-mate Cure, a member of the gold medal winning team pursuit quartet on Thursday, set a time of 3 minutes 32.907 seconds to win the bronze by almost four seconds over Great Britain's Joanna Roswell.

The 22-year-old Tasmanian also won individual pursuit bronze in 2014 after she claimed silver in 2013.

It was very nearly an all-Australian gold medal race in Paris with Cure finishing just a quarter of a second slower than Valente in qualifying.

Cure may have lost those crucial tenths of a second when she was forced to go around her Polish opponent, Eugenia Bujak, after making the catch towards the end of their qualifying ride.

Cure, who rode a faster time than Valente when claiming bronze, told AAP it was unfortunate to miss out on the gold-medal race.

"But it was just so amazing to see Bec up there with the gold after missing out on the team pursuit," she said.

"She's so strong out there, she deserves it, and we were all cheering 100 per cent for her in the final."

SBS is broadcasting the UCI Track World Championships live.