Every four years something magical happens for British track cyclists. After four years of mediocre performances, the men’s team sprint shot out of no where for gold in Rio yesterday.
Having struggled to replace Chris Hoy on Man 3, Callum Skinner, whose individual times indicated the potential, got it right on the night with a sub-13 lap to bring the Brits (Phil Hindes and Jason Kenney having established a lead) home in the final ahead of pre-race favorites New Zealand.
Jason Kenny put in he fastest lap as man 2 and will now be the big favorite for the men’s sprint which starts today, and possibly for the kierin too. Keep an eye out for Skinner too, a British 1-2 isn’t beyond the realms of possibility.