Team Great Britain Game changers, Behind the front-lines - Britain’s cyclists do not do anything as prosaic as going to bed, perchance to dream. They go there to win, on personalised pillows and layered memory-foam mattresses covered by hypo-allergenic sheets. Lighting, and the quality of air flow, is strictly controlled as they sleep. The unique beds, the product of a partnership with sleep coach Nick Littlehales, were installed in the Olympic Village this month. They can be dismantled in…
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(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 of the 2012 Olympics in London.
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Team Britain cyclist Victoria Pendelton (L) avoids a crash with Russia's Elena Brezhniva during the first round of the Women's Keirin at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Olympic Velodrome in London
The legs of Team Britain Cyclist and Gold medalist Chris Hoy (C), German Cyclist and Silver medalist Rene Enders (L) and French Cyclist and Bronze medalist Mickael Bourgain are seen after the Mens Keirin at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Olympic Velodrome in London February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton