Gold for Great Britain in men's team sprint at Rio Olympics

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner beat New Zealand to take gold in the men's team sprint at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Great Britain have done it again. After years of under-performing in the team sprint they pulled out the stops to ride to an astonishing gold in Rio and take their third Olympic title in three consecutive Games.

The trio of Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Olympic debutant Callum Skinner beat world champions New Zealand by just one tenth of a second, setting their second Olympic record of the night and taking the gold medal.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.