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Bradley Wiggins had to settle for just two Olympic golds from the Beijing Games after he and Madison partner Mark Cavendish failed to get a medal.

Cyclists move into gold medal positions

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Romero's switch pays off with gold

Being second best was never good enough for Rebecca Romero. The 28-year-old rowing silver medallist from four years ago walked away from her sport two years later, believing it could never help her realise her ambition of winning Olympic gold, and embarked on a daunting challenge to achieve her aims elsewhere.

Great Scot eyes next victory

He is known as the "real McHoy", and yesterday the cyclist became Scotland's greatest ever Olympian, taking his medals collection to three golds and one silver with victory in the keirin track event.

Gold for Chris Hoy at the velodrome

British gold and silver in the keirin race

... and it started with a rout

The one gold medal on offer in cycling yesterday ended up in British hands as the team sprinters Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Jamie Staff vanquished favourites France with jaw-dropping ease.

Golden sprint team in confident mood

The one gold medal on offer in cycling today ended up in British hands as team sprinters Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Jamie Staff vanquished favourites France with jawdropping ease.

Sprint team secure first cycling gold

Great Britain's cyclists made the perfect start to five days of track racing when Chris Hoy, Jamie Staff and Jason Kenny won gold in the team sprint.

Cyclists through in record time

Britain set up a great chance of winning the first gold medal awarded at the Laoshan Velodrome by qualifying for the first round of the team sprint in unofficial record time.

Britain's cyclists: better by design

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Heroes, Villains & Velodromes, by Richard Moore

The resurrection of British cycling in a decade, from the faction-ridden depths of the late 1990s to the heights of the World Championships in Manchester earlier this year, when Britain won an astonishing 50 per cent of the gold medals on offer, is an inspiring tale. And in Richard Moore it has a splendid chronicler. No mean rider himself – he competed for Scotland in the 1998 Commonwealth Games – and the author of the acclaimed 'In Search of Robert Millar', he constructs his narrative through the device of shadowing a former team-mate, the multiple gold-medallist Chris Hoy, leading up to that latest triumph. Moore's cycling credentials gave him unprecedented access to the British team; the one area off-limits was the jocularly-named Secret Squirrel Club, deep in the bowels of Manchester Velodrome, where Chris Boardman guards and refines the state-of-the-art equipment he intends to unleash on the track at the Beijing Olympics in August. God help the opposition.

Pendleton forced to settle for silver ending to golden week

It had to happen. After five days in which all of Britain's big hitters had struck gold at the world track championships, a fancied home rider was finally beaten at the Manchester Velodrome yesterday. If Victoria Pendleton was disappointed not to win the keirin, her silver medal – not to mention the golds she had won in the individual and team sprints earlier in the week – should be more than adequate compensation.

Wiggins 'lottery' win seals hat-trick

Londoner partners Cavendish to further triumph as Pendleton and Hoy extend Britain's pot of gold to nine

Cycling: Wiggins hoping madison avenue brings third gold

The gold rush goes on. Britain's run of success continued almost unabated at the world track championships here last night as Chris Hoy won the men's sprint and Rebecca Romero, Wendy Houvenaghel and Jo Rowsell claimed gold in the women's team pursuit. After three of the five days of competition the home squad have won six of the 10 gold medals on offer and are on course at least to match the seven golds they won at last year's championships.

Cycling: Wiggins celebrates early as golden boys sprint home in record time

In a sport where medals are won and lost by fractions of a second it is not often that you see a competitor punching the air in celebration more than a lap from the finish line. Bradley Wiggins, however, rode the final stages of last night's race for the gold medal in the men's team pursuit competition with his fist pumping skywards as Britain took the title here at the world track championships in world record time.

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