Chris Hoy backs Bradley Wiggins to lead Great Britain to team pursuit gold in Rio

Sir Chris Hoy says says the Wiggins factor in the Great Britain squad could give them the edge over their rivals at the Olympics in August

Great Britain in the team pursuit, Track World Championships 2016 (Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Sir Chris Hoy is confident his fellow knight of the realm Sir Bradley Wiggins will come away from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with his fifth gold medal, with the presence of the 2012 Tour de France winner also likely to spur on his teammates to success.

Hoy, Britain's most successful ever Olympian with six gold medals, says the men's team pursuit performance at the World Championships shows that the squad is in a good position to beat Australia to gold for the third Games in a row.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.