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Five times for Hoy

Sir Chris Hoy claimed his fifth Olympic gold as Great Britain’s men’s team sprint squad romped to victory inside the London Velodrome tonight.

After witnessing Team GB’s men’s team pursuit quartet set a world record in their qualifying heat, Hoy, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny progressed to the final of the three-man, three-lap team sprint in a world record time of 42.747 seconds.

If that wasn’t enough though, the British trio then clocked another world record in a stunning finale, finishing in 42.600 secs.

In a repeat of the final four years ago in Beijing, France’s Gregory Bauge, Michael D’Almeida and Kevin Sireau had to settle for silver, finishing in 43.013.Bronze went to Germany (43.209), with world champions Australia (43.355) fourth.

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