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

London 2012: in cheering Team GB we can enjoy a new model of patriotism

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

Glorious: Team GB -  Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Sir Chris Hoy with their gold medals in Team Sprint

Welcome to Hoy's pleasure dome! Sir Chris claims FIFTH gold in British team sprint success

Glorious: Team GB - Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Sir Chris Hoy with their gold medals in Team Sprint

Sir Chris Hoy leads GB to cycling gold in men's team sprint with Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny.

Sir Chris Hoy leads GB to cycling gold in men's team sprint with Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge embrace after Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain win the gold in the men's team sprint track cycling  at Velodrome, Aug. 2, 2012.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge embrace after Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain win the gold in the men's team sprint track cycling at Velodrome, Aug. 2, 2012.

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)

Callum Skinner, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes mens' team sprint gold

Jason Kenny stunned as Britain extend Olympic dominance in men's te...

Callum Skinner, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes mens' team sprint gold

Olympic track day one: fifth Olympic gold medal for Sir Chris Hoy in men’s team sprint triumph    Sir Chris Hoy has won the fifth Olympic gold medal of his career with victory in the men’s team sprint with Jason Kenny and the superb Philip Hindes.

Team GB's London 2012 medal roll of honour

Olympic track day one: fifth Olympic gold medal for Sir Chris Hoy in men’s team sprint triumph Sir Chris Hoy has won the fifth Olympic gold medal of his career with victory in the men’s team sprint with Jason Kenny and the superb Philip Hindes.

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.

Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrates with Philip Hindes after setting a new world record and winning gold in the men's Team Sprint Track Cycling final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome

Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrates with Philip Hindes after setting a new world record and winning gold in the men's Team Sprint Track Cycling final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome

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