Hoy leads team sprinters to gold on dramatic first night

Great Britain men team sprint gold, London 2012 Olympic Games, track day one

Big things were expected from Britain's track cyclists at the London Olympics, but no one could have predicted the drama that unfolded on the opening night in the velodrome.

World records were smashed, teams were disqualified, but most importantly for the home team a gold medal landed in their camp at the end of an exceptional session of racing.

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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.