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Pendleton says farewell to racing at the London velodrome

Published: 7 August 2012

Victoria Pendleton ends astonishing sprint career after dramatic contest with career-long rival Meares.

     
     
Sir Chris Hoy  

Sir Chris Hoy celebrates ‘perfect end’ to Olympic career as he becomes Britain's greatest Olympian

Published: 7 August 2012

Sir Chris Hoy described becoming Great Britain’s most successful Olympian as the ‘perfect end’ to his Olympic career as his performance brought the velodrome crowd into raptures.

     
     
 

Hoy and Trott strike gold as Pendleton bows out with silver

Published: 7 August 2012

Three medals from three events completes a tale of GB dominance at the London velodrome.

     
     
Laura Trott  

Trott in disbelief after becoming double Olympic champion

Published: 7 August 2012

Great Britain’s Laura Trott was in a state of disbelief as she became a double Olympic champion in a thrilling conclusion to the omnium.

     
     
   

Kenny reacts after clinching 'amazing' sprint gold

Published: 6 August 2012

"It's amazing. I hadn't even thought about it until the last round and it dawned on me."

 
     
     
 

Majestic Kenny powers to sprint gold

Published: 6 August 2012

Great Britain’s Jason Kenny powered to gold in the men’s individual sprint with a stunning display of pace and tactical nuance.

     
     
   

Ed Clancy clinches omnium bronze in thrilling kilo finale

Published: 5 August 2012

Bronze for classy Clancy in closely fought omnium while Pendleton and Kenny cruise toward sprint finals.

 
     
     
Ed Clancy  

Clancy comes out of 'emotional rollercoaster' with bronze

Published: 5 August 2012

Great Britain’s Ed Clancy described his battle to win a bronze medal in the omnium as an ‘emotional rollercoaster’ in the Olympic Velodrome.

     
     
 

Gallery - Olympic Track Cycling Day 3

Published: 4 August 2012

Images from the third day of competition in the Olympic velodrome, featuring the women's team pursuit, men's sprint and men's omnium.

     
     
 

Joy and disbelief for Trott, King and Rowsell after stellar team pursuit performance

Published: 4 August 2012

Rowsell: "I could tell we'd done it by the cheer of the crowd, we didn’t need Paul walking the line because they were just shouting so loud, they really spurred us on in that last kilometre."

     
     
 

Gold and world records galore for King, Rowsell and Trott

Published: 4 August 2012

Trott, Rowsell and King continue their recording breaking run on the way to gold in the team pursuit.

     
     
 

Pendleton in shock after stunning keirin gold

Published: 3 August 2012

"The crowd have been fantastic, they really helped me today," Victoria Pendleton after incredible keirin win.

     
     
 

Two golds for Great Britain on incredible second day at the track

Published: 3 August 2012

Gold for men's team pursuit and Victoria Pendleton in the women's keirin.

     
     
Ed Clancy  

Hard work pays off with gold for men's team pursuit

Published: 3 August 2012

Great Britain’s men team pursuit quartet claimed gold with a stunning world record ride before describing the gruelling journey they had been on to triumph in front of an elated Olympic velodrome.

     
     
 

Dan Hunt on Team Pursuit qualifier: "All we’ve done here is state our intent -I think we can go quicker."

Published: 3 August 2012

Great Britain team pursuit coach Dan Hunt speaking to journalists following Geraint Thomas, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh’s show of strength in qualifying for the Team Pursuit.

     
     
 

Kenny praises incredible Hindes after setting up Team Sprint gold

Posted: 2 August 2012

"It’s unbelievable – he’s gained us half a second in the space of a year and delivered us perfectly."

     
     
Sir Chris Hoy  

Great Britain storm to men's team sprint gold with world record

Published: 2 August 2012

Great Britain marched to a breathtaking men’s team sprint gold in the Olympic Velodrome.

     
     
 

Pendleton on Team Sprint disqualification

Published: 2 August 2012

Pendleton: "I'm desperately disappointed for Jess Varnish because she has done an incredible job in getting this far."

     
     
Jess Varnish  

Jess Varnish excited for home Olympics support

Published: 26 July 2012

Jess Varnish is optimistic that home advantage can spur Team GB’s track cyclists to success at the London Velodrome.

     
     
Sir Chris Hoy  

Hoy asserts team sprint squad will be at its best since Beijing

Published: 26 July 2012

Sir Chris Hoy on the final preparations for the team sprint, the opposition and the progress of 19 year old Philip Hindes, who competes in his first Olympics as man-one.

     
     
Women's team pursuit  

Great Britain women’s team pursuit team anticipate that times will fall even further at the Games

Published: 25 July 2012

The Great Britain women’s team pursuit squad have spoken of times dropping in the event at the Games, further confirming the fact that performances will almost certainly be higher than previously seen.


     
     
Jason Kenny  

Jason Kenny geared up for Olympic sprint challenge

Published: 24 July 2012

Great Britain’s Jason Kenny is ready to fly the flag for Team GB in the men’s Olympic individual sprint competition and expects the opposition to be ‘better than you’ve ever seen them’.

     
     
Geraint Thomas  

Thomas expects new world record in London

Published: 17 July 2012

Geraint Thomas expects Great Britain’s men’s team pursuit world record to be bettered at the London Games and warned that their victory over Australia at the UCI Track World Championships will count for nothing in August.

     
     
Victoria Pendleton  

Brailsford ‘confident’ that Victoria Pendleton can end her illustrious career on a high

Published: 6 July 2012

With the Olympic Games drawing ever closer, we recently took the opportunity to talk to British Cycling’s Performance Director, Dave Brailsford, about Victoria Pendleton and her team sprint partner, Jess Varnish.

     
     
Geraint Thomas  

Thomas ready for final push in pursuit of London Olympic gold

Published: 22 June 2012

Great Britain’s Geraint Thomas says he is excited and motivated after returning to the track for the final block of preparation ahead of the London Olympic Games.

     
     
Sir Chris Hoy  

Hoy confident in team sprint squad’s form

Published: 21 June 2012

Beijing's triple Olympic Champion Sir Chris Hoy has dispelled any doubts surrounding the men’s Olympic team sprint lineup, alluding to the fact that he is happy with the progress the squad are making.

     
     
Sir Chris Hoy  

British Olympic Association announce Team GB cycling squad for London 2012 Olympic Games

Published: 13 June 2012

Selections for Great Britain’s Olympic cycling team for London 2012 have been confirmed by the British Olympic Association, with 18 athletes officially named to represent Team GB.

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