Record-setting Great Britain, Sir Bradley Wiggins beat Australia in men’s team pursuit
By: Christopher Schwarz
Great Britain needed to set a world record to defeat the speedy Australians in men's team pursuit and that's exactly what they did.
Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Owain Doull set a world record earlier in the day during the first round only to break it during the gold medal round. During their world record run of 3:50.265, the Rio crowd was cheering for Team GB as if they were on their home track.
Wiggins has just surpassed legendary British cyclist Chris Hoy's record for most cycling medals and become the most decorated Olympic cyclist ever. He's also the first cyclist to ever win gold in four consecutive Olympics and the most-decorated British Olympian.
The Australians lost a rider too early and couldn’t keep the lead they acquired in the first few laps. Alexander Edmondson, Callum Scotson, Sam Welsford and Jack Bobridge will take home the silver.
Team Denmark defeated New Zealand in the bronze medal matchup to finish third.