Honoured to have witnessed the GB boys take a World Record yesterday in the Team Sprint & @chrishoy get his 5th gold medal. Amazing stuff.
@markcavendish cheers mate, we're just trying to keep up with all the exploits of you guys on the road this year!
Sir Chris Hoy has raced onto Twitter this morning to reflect his historic status as a five-time Olympic gold medal winner.
The king of the velodrome equaled Sir Steve Redgrave's gold haul in style last night as he and the men's team sprinters set a new world record.
"Just updated my twitter bio ;-)," he tweeted.
The change may only prove temporary, though, with Sir Chris tipped to land a sixth gold when he defends his keirin title on Tuesday.
Gold medallist Philip Hindes told ITV News that working with Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny gave him a "big amount of confidence" and added that he was delighted in "smashing" the world record for the gold medal.
Sir Chris Hoy's fifth Olympic gold medal will be celebrated on a Royal Mail stamp.
The Scot and team-mates Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny won the men's team sprint at the velodrome yesterday with a world record time.
Victorious Britons who win the top accolade at London 2012 will be commemorated with a series of special stamps and have a post box painted gold in their home towns to celebrate their wins.
What a day! Can't do it justice in 140 characters how it felt to win in front of the home crowd. A day I'll remember for the rest of my life
– Sport and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson
A gold medal and a new world record in the Team Sprint is a fantastic climax to a great day’s sport for Team GB.Congratulations to Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes for a spectacular display in the velodrome today.
PM: "It was a huge privilege to witness @teamgb win the Men's Team Sprint with a World Record. A truly great day for the UK."
Sir Chris Hoy told the BBC: "It's just immense pride to be able to do it here, in the UK, in front of this crowd who have been phenomenal. You can't overstate what this means to us in front of a home crowd. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity."
The Olympic velodrome exploded with noise as Sir Chris Hoy took another gold medal tonight.
The Olympic champion rested his head on his handlebars as he was mobbed following his victory in the Men's Team Sprint with Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes.