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Team GB cycling chief's most memorable performance of the Games

The moment Jess Varnish and Victoria Pendleton sped to a team sprint world record, only to face the heartache of being disqualified, was the most memorable performance of the Games for Team GB cycling chief Dave Brailsford.

He described that ride as "dynamite", adding

"For them to be the first riders on the track. They got disqualified and it is really, really sad for Jess.

"She should take an enormous amount of pride that she got up on this track and was the first British rider with Vicky and they delivered a world record - that just set everybody up.

"That is the very thing that I will remember."

Sir Chris Hoy on his Keirin win: 'It was the greatest experience of my whole career'

Sir Chris Hoy has spoken to ITV News about his triumph in the Men's Keirin Final on Tuesday.

He said he had been "blown away" by the whole day and it was "the greatest experience of my whole career".

He added: "This is what you train for, and aspire to achieve but when you actually do it is very hard to take it all in."

Cyclist Victoria Pendleton: 'I'm really proud of both medals'

Victoria Pendleton spoke to ITV News after coming second in the Olympic sprint final to Australia's Anna Meares. It was her last ever race before she retires.

She said that she was happy with her silver and earlier gold medal for the keirin.

She added that it was definitely the right time to bow out, saying "it was an amazing atmosphere in there [The Velodrome], I'll never experience anything quite like it again."

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Team GB cyclists congratulate Chris Hoy on historic win

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Well happy for @chrishoy unbelievable career!!!! Proud to have competed along side him. #youllhavehimoneday

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Yeeeea! What a day at v'drome to finish off a spectacular olympics! @chrishoy @lauratrott31 @v_pendleton all brilliant!! Go GB!

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
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