Great Britain pushed to limit to win gold in Olympic men's team pursuit

Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Bradley Wiggins and Owain Doull faced a very stiff fight against the Australian team to take gold in the men's team pursuit

Owain Doull, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrate gold in the team pursuit at the Rio Olympics. The win sealed Wiggins' fifth Olympic gold and seventh Olympic medal in total.

(Image credit: Watson)

Great Britain were put under serious pressure in the gold medal final against Australia in the men's team pursuit at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Friday.

Ed Clancy wobbled slightly as he left the start gate at the start of the crucial final run, but soon got up to speed as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Steve Burke and Owain Doull slotted in behind him.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.