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

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

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

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

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Katie Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker, Joanna Rowsell-Shand of Great Britain celebrate winning the gold medal after the Women's Team Pursuit Final for the Gold medal on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Katie Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker, Joanna Rowsell-Shand of Great Britain celebrate winning the gold medal after the Women's Team Pursuit Final for the Gold medal on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

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.

Double cycling Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell-Shand retires

Double cycling Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell-Shand retires

'Having been part of the GB Cycling Team for over 10 years, travelling around the world racing my bike, today I am announcing my retirement from international cycling competition,' she said.

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Jessica Ennis celebrates after winning gold in the heptathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympics.

We Can Be Heroes: Olympic moments - in pictures

Jessica Ennis celebrates after winning gold in the heptathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympics.

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