Great Britain win gold and smash world record in men's pursuit

The team celebrate after clinching gold medal. Photo: itv news

Team GB has won an Olympic cycling gold medal in the men's team pursuit in world record time.

With Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins - Olympic champion in the event in 2008 - watching in the back straight, Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke clocked three minutes 51.659 seconds.

The raucous crowd were in full voice to celebrate the victory.

The finish line. Credit: ITV News

The record-breaking team were immediately congratulated by Sir Chris Hoy, Prime Minister David Cameron and deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

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PM: "Extraordinary to see the dominance of @teamgb cycling - smashing another world record & winning gold". #teampursuit #London2012

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Congratulations to the @teamgb #Cycling team of Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke on another amazing gold & WR