Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke successfully defended Britain's four-kilometre team pursuit title on a night when Victoria Pendleton won keirin gold and the women's team pursuit squad qualified fastest for day three's knockout rounds.

Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke successfully defended Britain's four-kilometre team pursuit title on a night when Victoria Pendleton won keirin gold and the women's team pursuit squad qualified fastest for day three's knockout rounds.

Geraint Thomas prepares for a Team GB training ride 3-8-2016 Rio de Janeiro Getty Images

Geraint Thomas prepares for a Team GB training ride 3-8-2016 Rio de Janeiro Getty Images

Team GB Gold Medal Winner Miniature Sheet - Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Geraint Thomas

Team GB Gold Medal Winner Miniature Sheet - Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Geraint Thomas

Team GB medals: Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh

Team GB's medals - in pictures

Team GB Medals 2012  18. Men’s Pursuit Team (Edward Clancy, Steve Burke, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas) - GOLD  (Cycling, Track: Men’s Team Pursuit)

Team GB Medals 2012 18. Men’s Pursuit Team (Edward Clancy, Steve Burke, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas) - GOLD (Cycling, Track: Men’s Team Pursuit)

Dave Brailsford Photo - Team GB Track Cycling Athletes Announced For London 2012 Olympic Games Geraint Thomas, Liam Phillips, Shanaze Reade, Sir Chris Hoy

Dave Brailsford Photos Photos: Team GB Track Cycling Athletes Announced For London 2012 Olympic Games

Dave Brailsford Photo - Team GB Track Cycling Athletes Announced For London 2012 Olympic Games Geraint Thomas, Liam Phillips, Shanaze Reade, Sir Chris Hoy

Great Britain post a new world record time  Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke, Edward Clancy, and Peter Kennaugh of Great Britain post a new world record time during men's Team Pursuit Track Cycling Qualifying on Day 6.

Great Britain post a new world record time Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke, Edward Clancy, and Peter Kennaugh of Great Britain post a new world record time during men's Team Pursuit Track Cycling Qualifying on Day 6.

Great Britain's men's team pursuit - Clancy, Steven Burke, Geraint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh were roared home as they beat rivals Australia for gold.  "It just blows your mind," said Clancy, part of the quartet that won the same event in Beijing in 2008.  Clancy, 27, from Huddersfield, (Yorkshire) won gold in the men's team pursuit. He also took bronze in the omnium.

Olympics cycling: Home support boosted GB - Ed Clancy

Great Britain's men's team pursuit - Clancy, Steven Burke, Geraint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh were roared home as they beat rivals Australia for gold. "It just blows your mind," said Clancy, part of the quartet that won the same event in Beijing in 2008. Clancy, 27, from Huddersfield, (Yorkshire) won gold in the men's team pursuit. He also took bronze in the omnium.

Laura Trott Photos - (FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE)  Cyclists Victoria Pendleton, Geraint Thomas and Laura Trott (L-R) of Team GB…

Laura Trott Photos Photos: adidas Olympic Media Lounge At Westfield

Laura Trott Photos - (FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE) Cyclists Victoria Pendleton, Geraint Thomas and Laura Trott (L-R) of Team GB…

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