Team pursuit gold gives Bradley Wiggins eighth Olympic medal and no one can cope with their excitement


Great Britain's cyclists have won the men's team pursuit gold - giving Sir Bradley Wiggins a fifth Olympic gold and a British record eighth medal in all.

Britain's Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Owain Doull and Wiggins clocked a world record of three minutes 50.570 seconds in the first round of the four-man, four-kilometres event.

Australia advanced to the final while keeping Jack Bobridge in reserve, having so far not shown their full hand. And the perennial rivals - Australia won March's world title ahead of Britain - slugged it out for gold.

Britain were trailing until 500m to go, when a huge roar erupted from the numerous Britons in the crowd.

And Britain surged on to win gold in a world record of 3mins 50.265secs.

While everyone's obviously happy for the whole team, people are beyond excited for Wiggins and his record number of medals.

And there was something very emotional about watching Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy share a hug. Oh, and Sir Steve Redgrave was there too...

Team pursuit gold gives Wiggins a British record eighth Olympic medal (David Davies/PA)
(David Davies/PA)

What a night.