The Olympic cycling team of Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke thrashed Australia in the finals, taking gold in a world record time of 3.51.69!
There was absolute joy in the velodrome as Team GB took gold. Meal winner Bradley Wiggins leapt to his feet to dance for joy and thunderous cheers sounded around the Olympic venue.
Clancy, Thomas and Burke broke the world record twice during this evening’s competition, clocking an average speed of 62.160 in the final to secure the gold medal.
Both Great Britain and Australia has sworn to go faster than world record pace in their duel for the team pursuit at the velodrome this evening.
The British team broke the world record in qualifying on Thursday but according to coach, Dan Hunt, and the team, they had yet more to give.
“We knew we could do 3min52seconds,” said Geraint Thomas, “But we can tidy up our act. It was not a perfect ride.”
“I thought we would have to wait a little bit longer, until the finals. We’re in a great position but the Australians will come at us with all guns blazing.”
Men’s London 2012 team pursuit final result
Gold: Great Britain
Bronze: New Zealand