Olympics : Trott and Hoy make it a golden end to the velodrom
Britains cyclists confirmed their status as the best track team in the world by adding to their record breaking medal haul. Laura Trott claimed gold in the omnium event to add to her gold in the team pursuit. The 20 year old was already European and World Champion in the event, and now the youngster leaves London 2012 with 2 gold medals to her name and a bright future ahead of herself. Next up at the velodrome was Victoria Pendleton, but she was unable to add to her gold medal collection finishing up in the silver medal place in the individual pursuit. It was the last race of Pendletons career having won two Olympic gold medals and multiple world championships.
The final event in the velodrome was the mens kierin, step forward Sir Chris Hoy. He smashed the field to sprint his way to his record breaking 6th Olympic gold medal, overtaking Sir Steve Redgrave as Britains most successful Olympic golden medalist.
An emotional Hoy took to the podium whilst wiping away the tears in what was his final Olympics. Today’s cycling medals meant the Team GB overtook their medals tally from Beijing 2008 with 48 medals in total and 22 gold. Britains cyclists have gone a long way in contributing to the medals haul with Bradley Wiggins also adding gold in the time trial.
The final day of Olympic cycling waves goodbye to Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton but they have already left their legacy with new blood Larua Trott and Jason Kenny winning gold in London. In total the British track cyclists won 9 medals, 7 of which were gold, in the 10 events. Total dominance.