Philip Hindes, left, Jason Kenny, centre, and Chris Hoy take gold in the Olympic men's team sprint.

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Philip Hindes, left, Jason Kenny, centre, and Chris Hoy take gold in the Olympic men's team sprint.

Team GB Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner

Team GB Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner

Men's team sprint winners: the amazing Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and cycling God, Chris Hoy

Men's team sprint winners: the amazing Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and cycling God, Chris Hoy

Britain's trio of Philip Hindes (left), Jason Kenny (centre) and Sir

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Britain's trio of Philip Hindes (left), Jason Kenny (centre) and Sir

GB men storm to Olympic team sprint gold    Sir Chris Hoy anchored Great Britain to Olympic team sprint gold at London 2012 along with Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes at a delirious velodrome.

GB men storm to Olympic team sprint gold Sir Chris Hoy anchored Great Britain to Olympic team sprint gold at London 2012 along with Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes at a delirious velodrome.

(L-R) Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the medal ceremony after setting a new world record in the Men's Team Sprint Track Cycling final on Day 6

(L-R) Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the medal ceremony after setting a new world record in the Men's Team Sprint Track Cycling final on Day 6

Man one Philip Hindes celebrates the team sprint trio's success, which kickstarted a brilliant week for the British track team (pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

Man one Philip Hindes celebrates the team sprint trio's success, which kickstarted a brilliant week for the British track team (pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy - Cycling - London 2012 - Mens Team Sprint

Sir Chris Hoy leads GB to cycling gold in men's team sprint

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy - Cycling - London 2012 - Mens Team Sprint

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner won Team GB's first track cycling gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the team sprint. (pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner won Team GB's first track cycling gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the team sprint. (pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

Olimpíada Rio - 2016. Os ciclistas Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny e Callum Skinner com a medalha de ouro conquistada para o Reino Unido.  Fotografia: Bryn Lennon / Getty Images.

Olimpíada Rio - 2016. Os ciclistas Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny e Callum Skinner com a medalha de ouro conquistada para o Reino Unido. Fotografia: Bryn Lennon / Getty Images.

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