Updated: 02/08/2012 20:31 | By pa.press.net

Hoy lands fifth gold as GB smash WR



Chris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic gold

Chris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic gold

Sir Chris Hoy won a fifth Olympic gold after Great Britain's men's team sprint squad triumphed on a night of high drama at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.

After Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish were relegated from the team sprint for a takeover infringement and Britain's men's team pursuit quartet set a world record, Hoy, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny progressed to the final of the three-man, three-lap team sprint in a world record of 42.747 seconds.

The British trio clocked another world record in a stunning finale, finishing in 42.600secs.

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.

Hoy, competing in his fourth Games, won one-kilometre time-trial gold in Athens in 2004, three titles in Beijing and has now drawn level with Sir Steve Redgrave as the Briton with the most Games golds.

Kenny now has a second Olympic gold and third medal in all, while for Hindes it capped a remarkable period after a rapid rise to prominence, not least on Thursday after he fell to the track after a wobbly start to qualifying. Bronze went to Germany (43.209), with world champions Australia (43.355) fourth.

An emotional Hoy wiped a tear from his eye on the top step of the podium as the national anthem finished playing, with the partisan crowd singing along.

He told BBC One: "It is quite overwhelming. We knew it was possible, this hasn't come out of the blue. We knew that if we put together our best possible race on the day that it was possible but it's easier said than done.

"We had the full support of the team behind us and we nailed it.

"That last ride I dug deeper than I have ever dug before. I didn't want to let the boys down, they have been riding so well. You can't overstate what it means to us in front of our home crowd."

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02/08/2012 20:07
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Fabulous, fabulous result to the men's team, shame about the girls elimination, the change position should be marked in flourescent tape, not just a white line.  It would be much easier to see at the speed the riders are going during the sprint!

 

WELL DONE to all.

02/08/2012 20:13
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 Another World record, a great performance. Well done guys, you deserve the sucess.

Thanks for the Gold.......

02/08/2012 20:25
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We seem to be bombarded by medals now! ;) And I'm loving it :D
02/08/2012 20:17
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Team GB really seem to be picking up the pace at getting medals.. well done so far,,, i have to mention the gymnastics have been really, really great and exciting to watch,, waiting for the athletics,,  should be exciting too,, 
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Thankyou , thankyou, all for the years of hard work, what a result.
02/08/2012 20:08
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Well Done Mr Hoye your Emotions say how Passionate you are''
03/08/2012 00:28
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They were amazing, i have to say that i think Hoy is one of the greatest athletes that we have ever produced, but we seem to forget that there were two other members of the team both of who did brilliantly, but i have to say that hoy is the one i am most proud of because he showed that you don't need to come from a rich background and have the most amazing training facilities in the beginning what you need is the heart, drive and determination to turn into an olympian.

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Well done  Sir Chris Hoy!!     He is one of our greatest sportman.    Let make him a Lord
03/08/2012 00:23
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Well done Team GB.

 

Another Wold Record as well.

 

Now the events we are strong in have started, watch the medals roll in.

02/08/2012 22:04
02/08/2012 22:26
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Corrrrrrr, Isn't it good to be British sometimes, the government might let us down, but the ordinary people don't do they.

 

I can now say that I'm very proud to be British, what a fantastic performance by all, a very magical day that will be very hard to eclipse, 3 Gold medals, but its better than that because its a case of 'We are the best on home soil', we might not do so well ever again, but for once it was just great to have been able to look on as others did their best for us all. 

 

As for the 2 girls who were disqualified, in my eyes they still walked away with the gold without taking part as their time trial so to qualify made them the winners without doubt, a pity that it went wrong, but 3 gold medals and one pseudo gold, well done Great Britain, it was good to watch..

02/08/2012 22:30
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What a great ride - well done to the whole team.
02/08/2012 22:42
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its an epic achievment to be 5th in the medal standings yesterday i think we were 14th but we have stepped up a new level
02/08/2012 22:40
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excellent result from the team it makes you proud to be british May it cotinue for many years to come

 

 

We certainly seem to made cycling british in the best possible way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/08/2012 21:38
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If there was a gold medal for whinging, I bet a Brit would win it.  It's exactly when times are bad that we need our magnificent medal winners to give us all a boost and put a smile on our faces. The likes of Chrissy Boy Hoy, Wiggo and co make me proud to be British!  Good on 'em and let's hope there are plenty more medal winners for us all to cheer on.  Go Team GB!!!
02/08/2012 21:09
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C'mon boys - get in!!!!

 

It's been a bit of a slow burner but the medals are rolling in now - lets hope our track and field teams can rake in a few more.....

02/08/2012 21:51
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i dont care if you get knocked out you are all winners to me i just think you all win gold medals
02/08/2012 22:06
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all of that training has paid off we haveworked hard in training and put it in the olympics amazing

 

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Hoy lands fifth gold as GB smash WRSir Chris Hoy won a fifth Olympic gold after Great Britain's men's team sprint squad triumphed on a night of high drama at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.pa.press.net2012-08-02T20:31:112012-08-02T20:31:11Chris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldSir Chris Hoy won a fifth Olympic gold after Great Britain's men's team sprint squad triumphed on a night of high drama at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.After Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish were relegated from the team sprint for a takeover infringement and Britain's men's team pursuit quartet set a world record, Hoy, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny progressed to the final of the three-man, three-lap team sprint in a world record of 42.747 seconds.The British trio clocked another world record in a stunning finale, finishing in 42.600secs.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.Hoy, competing in his fourth Games, won one-kilometre time-trial gold in Athens in 2004, three titles in Beijing and has now drawn level with Sir Steve Redgrave as the Briton with the most Games golds.Kenny now has a second Olympic gold and third medal in all, while for Hindes it capped a remarkable period after a rapid rise to prominence, not least on Thursday after he fell to the track after a wobbly start to qualifying. Bronze went to Germany (43.209), with world champions Australia (43.355) fourth.An emotional Hoy wiped a tear from his eye on the top step of the podium as the national anthem finished playing, with the partisan crowd singing along.He told BBC One: "It is quite overwhelming. We knew it was possible, this hasn't come out of the blue. We knew that if we put together our best possible race on the day that it was possible but it's easier said than done."We had the full support of the team behind us and we nailed it."That last ride I dug deeper than I have ever dug before. I didn't want to let the boys down, they have been riding so well. You can't overstate what it means to us in front of our home crowd."seo_keywordsCycling Team sprint Th18Chris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic goldChris Hoy, right, smiles after receiving his fifth Olympic gold

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