Great Britain grabs team sprint gold, sets Olympic record
By: Christopher Schwarz
Great Britain defeated the world champion New Zealanders in the team sprint on the track at the Rio velodrome. The British trio of Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner will not only take home the gold, but they set an Olympic record in the process finishing with a time of 42.440.
France beat Australia in the bronze round to take home third place in the team sprint. France is the most successful nation on the Olympic track.
Great Britain won the gold in 2008 and in 2012, but the most accomplished cyclist in Olympic history Chris Hoy retired after the London Games. So, in Rio, the Kiwis were favored over Team GB.
At the 2012 Games, seven of the ten track cycling gold medals were won by Great Britain.