Olympics: Britain retain cycling team pursuit gold, break world record

Bradley Wiggins of Britain holds his gold medal and poses with supporters at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Aug 12.
Bradley Wiggins of Britain holds his gold medal and poses with supporters at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Aug 12.PHOTO: REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Britain retained their Olympic track cycling men's team pursuit title by breaking the world record for the second time in a matter of 90 minutes on Friday.

Bradley Wiggins set a new British record of eight Olympic medals as he and team-mates Edward Clancy, Steven Burke and Owain Doull beat Australia in the final at the Rio velodrome.

Britain had also broken the world record in their semi-final.

Denmark beat New Zealand to take the bronze medal.