Hoy Britain's greatest Olympian

Laura Trott and Sir Chris Hoy claimed Team GB's 21st and 22nd Olympic gold medals respectively in the Velodrome. It was Hoy's sixth gold medal, which makes him Britain's greatest Olympian.

Laura Trott had gold medal inspiration at a young age

Laura Trott has underlined her billing as the future star of British cycling with two Olympic gold medals in the women's team pursuit and omnium.

As her family photos reveal, the 20-year-old was already brushing shoulders with Team GB's established Olympians well before she joined the elite.

ITV News' Mark Austin went to meet Trott in the build up to London 2012.

Laura Trott and Bradley Wiggins
Bradley Wiggins' Athens gold medal is draped around a young Laura Trott's neck. Credit: Family photo
Laura Trott and Victoria Pendleton
Laura Trott, already racing, with velodrome queen Victoria Pendleton. Credit: Family photo
Laura Trott with her gold medal.
Laura Trott with her own gold after victory in the women's omnium. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire



Sir Chris Hoy delighted after 'surreal' gold

After winning gold in the Men's Keirin, Sir Chris Hoy told the BBC:

I'm in shock and trying to compose myself but this is just surreal, this is what I always wanted - to win a gold in front of your own crowd.

You can't express the feelings I'm having right now.

He added that he was "99.9% sure" he would not be competing at Rio 2016 but is aiming to take part at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Team GB cyclists pay tribute to 'bloody amazing' Sir Chris Hoy


That was the best keirin final I have ever seen!!! Well done @chrishoy and congrats to @lauratrott31and @v_pendleton aswell #TeamGb


Very pleased for @chrishoy @laurenbason91 claiming it her brownies again! Think its the coffee really

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