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You wont be surprised to read that on day three of competition at the Laoshan velodrome there was another gold medal for the Great British cycling team at the Olympic Games.

Today it was Rebecca Romero's turn. The former rower made history by winning a second Olympic medal in a different event. She won a rowing silver in Athens. Wendy Houvenaghel put up a fantastic challenge in the all British final, but in the end faded away. A silver is medal is still a great achievement, and just outlines GB's pursuiting dominance.

Victoria Pendleton also got her games underway with an Olympic record in sprint qualifying. She looks very fast, and her rivals know it.

Jason Kenny continues to amaze, he too broke the Olympic record in sprint qualifying, but had to then settle for second when that time was beaten by, guess who? Yes, Chris Hoy.

Oh, and did we mention there was a world record for the team pursuit quartet? The Brits broke their own world record by over a second with 3-55.205 minutes. And they looked like they could go a whole lot faster.

All photo's by everyone's favourite cycling photographers, Andy Jones and Graham Watson. Good work fellas.

British team pursuit quartet round one

The British team pursuit quartet set the fastest time in qualifying. Every event that featured a qualifying round had a Brit at the top of the leaderboard.

British team pursuit quartet 288 Olympic Games

Poetry in motion on the Laoshan track. Surely another gold medal is coming GB's way in the team pursuit.

team pursuit world record

The Brits beat their own world record by over a second in round one of the team pursuit. Bada bing.

Rebecca Romero wins pursuit title Olympic Games 2008

Romero takes Britain's cycling team's fifth gold of these games with a gutsy performance.

Wendy Houvenaghel silver medal pursuit Olympics 2008

Former dentist Wendy Houvenaghel makes it one-two for Great Britain in the women's pursuit. Not a bad effort by their coach, Dan Hunt.

women's pursuit podium Olympics 2008

Winning an event simply isn't good enough anymore. We now expect gold and silver in every event. Even if we only have one competitor in it.

Victoria Pendleton sprint Olympics 2008

Queen of the track Victoria Pendleton focuses as she starts her Olympics. She had a bit of a nightmare four years ago but is a completely different beast these days.

Pendleton sprint Qualifying Olympics 2008

Pendleton gets herself in the zone as she starts her sprint campaign. You wont be surprised to hear she also set an Olympic record for the 200m in qualifying. Do you think she has someone to polish that helmet for her?

Victoria Pendleton sprint qualifying Olympics 2008

Pendleton races to the line to set a mark of 10.963 seconds, throwing down the gauntlet to her rivals.

Chris Hoy sprint qualification

Chris Hoy sets up his Olympic record ride in sprint qualification

Chris Hoy sprint Olympic record

Chris Hoy kicks off his campaign for a third gold medal with a new Olympic record in the 200m tt qualifying round. If he wins this gold CW expects nothing less than him being awarded the Beeb?s Sports Personality of the Year award. If not, we wont be paying our TV licences this year. Got it, BBC?!

Chris Hoy sprint 2008 Olympics

Easy peesy, lemon Squeezey. Chris Hoy shows no ill effects of having won the team sprint and Keirin in the last two days as he dispatches of another rival.

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Day four as it happened: Team pursuit gold and another world record

Day three summary: Gold for Romero. Pendleton, Hoy in charge in sprints. Kenny the revelation

From rower to cyclist: Romero takes an emotional gold

Brits smash world team pursuit record in round one

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Preview: Monday at the Laoshan

Day two in pictures

Sunday's action as it happened

Preview: Sunday at the Laoshan

Day two at the track: Summary of the action

Hoy and Edgar clean up in the Keirin

Wiggins gets pursuit gold, Burke wins bronze

Newton storms to bronze in points race

Saturday's action as it happened: Two gold, a silver and two bronze for Britain

Blog: Life in Laoshan

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Brits blast to team sprint gold

Day one at the track: Summary of the action

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Burke blasts to new individual pursuit PB

British track stars raring to go

What makes the Laoshan such a challenge

Picture special: CW takes you inside the Laoshan velodrome

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Friday's preview

Can these legs make an Olympic champion?

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How many medals will Britain's riders win?

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Romero poses nude for ad

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