The Rio games will go down in history as being one of the greatest Olympics for British Cycling, with Team GB getting it’s collective, chalk-covered hands on no fewer than 12 medals in total – six gold, four silver, and a couple of bronze gongs.
In fact, every single track cyclist representing Team GB picked up a medal of some colour or other. The Brits have been so dominant in the Velodrome that they’ve bagged more gold medals on two wheels (six) that the entire country of Spain has in allof the events so far these games (four). More silver medals (four) than all of Canada (two), and more bronze gongs (two) than New Zealand (one).
The gold-rush for our cyclists has been so incredible that we half expected Sir Chris Hoy to somehow pick up a medal from the commentary box. Presumably his wooden acting in those breakfast commercials resulted in a points deduction.
But then there’s a team within a team. Team Trott-Kenny. Team Kenny-Trott. Team Trokky? We’re still working on the branding, but the soon-to-be husband and wife team of Jason Kenny and Laura Trott are by-far the most decorated fiancés in Olympic history. Everyone’s going mad for Britain’s Golden Couple.