On the last night of racing at the competition in Columbia, the pair were out of luck in the exhausting event, which involves 200 laps of the track, and confirmed that Britain’s men would return home empty handed.
Meanwhile, the women had some podium success as Laura Trott won the omnium silver and Becky James Keirin bronze as Great Britain left Cali with a five medal haul.
Britain topped the medal table in Minsk 12 months ago with nine medals - five of them gold - there may be questions asked about a performance which comes two years from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The British men, in particular, have cause for concern. The haul was two short of head coach Shane Sutton's target of six medals from the 10 Olympic disciplines.
Britain won two gold medals - in the women's team pursuit and for Joanna Rowsell in the individual pursuit, a non-Olympic discipline - and also claimed bronze for Jess Varnish and James in the women's team sprint.
The best male results were four fifth places: for Jason Kenny in the sprint and Keirin, for Phil Hindes, Kenny and Kian Emadi in the team sprint and for Ed Clancy in the omnium.