Great Britain set an Olympic record to win a third straight men’s team sprint gold with a shock victory against world champions New Zealand.
Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny – who claimed his fourth Olympic gold – and Callum Skinner won in 42.440 seconds.
It was Britain’s fourth gold at Rio 2016, taking their overall tally to 15.
Earlier, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald set a new world record in the women’s team pursuit.
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Britain have dominated track cycling at the past two Olympics, winning eight out of the 10 gold medals at London 2012 and claiming seven in Beijing four years earlier.
And they started strongly on day one in Rio’s Olympic Velodrome.
Despite winning the team sprint in Beijing and London, Britain were not considered as one of the favourites for gold having failed to earn a podium place at any of the World Championships since 2012.
More to follow.
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