'Spectacular, impressive, unbelievable': rivals react to Bradley Wiggins and GB men's team pursuit gold

How did Great Britain's rivals rate the performance of Bradley Wiggins and his teammates in the team pursuit?

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Great Britain's rivals on the track have paid tribute to the British men's team pursuit squad at Rio 2016 after they won a third consecutive Olympic gold medal on Friday evening.

Bradley Wiggins, Owain Doull, Steven Burke and Ed Clancy set two world records - once in the first round and again in the final - on their way to gold in the velodrome, beating Australia in the final.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.