For Great Britain’s track cycling team, the gilded procession rolls on. Yesterday evening in the Olympic velodrome, it was the turn of the women to win the team’s third gold medal. And minutes later, Becky James added a silver in the Keirin.  The GB women’s pursuit team — Katie Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell-Shand — stormed to victory in the final, shattering the world record and beating the United States by more than two seconds.

Laura Trott sets gold standard as team win

For Great Britain’s track cycling team, the gilded procession rolls on. Yesterday evening in the Olympic velodrome, it was the turn of the women to win the team’s third gold medal. And minutes later, Becky James added a silver in the Keirin. The GB women’s pursuit team — Katie Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell-Shand — stormed to victory in the final, shattering the world record and beating the United States by more than two seconds.

From left, Trott, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker celebrate…

From left, Trott, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker celebrate…

8/13/16 Via Welsh Cycling  ·   It's GOLD!!! And a new world record 4:10.236! 🚲🇬🇧🇧🇷🏅  Fantastic ride by Team GB and Elinor Barker #Gold #Rio2016     Welsh Cycling, British Cycling, Sport Wales and Elinor Barker

8/13/16 Via Welsh Cycling · It's GOLD!!! And a new world record 4:10.236! 🚲🇬🇧🇧🇷🏅 Fantastic ride by Team GB and Elinor Barker #Gold #Rio2016  Welsh Cycling, British Cycling, Sport Wales and Elinor Barker

Team GB Team Pursuit. LauraTrott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald.

Team GB Team Pursuit. LauraTrott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald.

Team GB cyclist Elinor Barker loves prawns! And we love this Prawn Risotto :)

Team GB cyclist Elinor Barker loves prawns! And we love this Prawn Risotto :)

Team pursuit cycling track GOLD Rio 2016 Katie Archibald, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Laura Trott and Elinor Barker.

Team pursuit cycling track GOLD Rio 2016 Katie Archibald, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Laura Trott and Elinor Barker.

The Team GB women's endurance team of Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell, Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald and Ciara Horne train during a Team GB Cycling Media Day at the National Cycling Centre on February 9, 2015 in Manchester, England.

The Team GB women's endurance team of Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell, Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald and Ciara Horne train during a Team GB Cycling Media Day at the National Cycling Centre on February 9, 2015 in Manchester, England.

UCI Road World Championships 2011, Copenhagen. Team GB head the medals table at the end of a hugely successful Championship for the British team - a brace each of Gold, Silver, & Bronze medals making up the final count of 6. Gold for Cavendish in the Elite Road, and for Lucy Garner in the Women's Junior Road; Silver for Wiggins in the Elite TT, and Elinor Barker in the Women's Junior TT. Bronze for Andy Fenn in the Men's Under-23 Road, and for Emma Pooley in the Women's TT. A great week's…

UCI Road World Championships 2011, Copenhagen. Team GB head the medals table at the end of a hugely successful Championship for the British team - a brace each of Gold, Silver, & Bronze medals making up the final count of 6. Gold for Cavendish in the Elite Road, and for Lucy Garner in the Women's Junior Road; Silver for Wiggins in the Elite TT, and Elinor Barker in the Women's Junior TT. Bronze for Andy Fenn in the Men's Under-23 Road, and for Emma Pooley in the Women's TT. A great week's…

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