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Great Britain Olympic Cycling Team

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Laura Trott sets gold standard as team win

For Great Britain’s track cycling team, the gilded procession rolls on. Yesterday evening in the Olympic velodrome, it was the turn of the women to win the team’s third gold medal. And minutes later, Becky James added a silver in the Keirin. The GB women’s pursuit team — Katie Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell-Shand — stormed to victory in the final, shattering the world record and beating the United States by more than two seconds.

Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrates after setting a new world record and winning gold in the men's Team Sprint Track Cycling final

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Edward Clancy, Steven Burke, Owain Doull and Bradley Wiggins Team GB Men's Team Pursuit Final for Gold Rio Olympic Games / Getty Images

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Bradley Wiggins celebrates winning the gold medal Men's Team Pursuit Rio Olympic Games 2016 / Getty Images

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Laura Trott, the rising star of British cycling, poses with her two gold medals

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Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Team GB in action during training at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 9 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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Sir Chris Hoy of the Great Britain Olympic cycling team carries his country's flag as he leads Great Britain

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Prince William, right, and wife Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, watch track cycling at the velodrome during the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

Team GB enters Olympic StadiumSir Chris Hoy of the Great Britain Olympic cycling team carries his country's flag as he leads Great Britain into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on 27 July.

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