Great Britain wins Gold in Men’s Team Pursuit Cycling

Team Great Britain won the gold medal in the Men’s Team Pursuit Cycling event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Friday at the Olympic Velodrome.

Great Britain wins Gold in Men’s Team Pursuit Cycling

Team of Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Owain Doull and Bradley Wiggins set a new World Record clocking a time of 3:50.570 to win the Gold medal. This is their third straight Men’s Team Pursuit Olympic Gold, having previously won gold in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

In fact Great Britain has always won a medal in this event since 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Team Australia consisting of Alex Edmondson, Jack Bobridge, Michael Hepburn, Sam Welsford and Callum Scotson won the silver medal with a time of 3:53.429.

Lasse Norman Hansen, Niklas Larsen, Frederik Madsen and Casper von Folsach of Denmark won the Bronze medal finishing third with a time of 3:53.542.

This was Great Britain’s fourth gold medal fo Rio 2016 Olympic Games, taking their overall tally to 15.

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