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British cycling trio prove GB still rules the two-wheel world

Bradley Wiggins compares team-work with Mark Cavendish to Stone Roses reunion

BRITAIN’S golden trio rocked up and proved we are still track cycling’s superpower.

Laura Trott, the undisputed queen of this GB team, won her second gold of the Track World Championships in the omnium.

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish also went hand-in-hand to win the madison.

Wiggo and Cav blew the roof off the ‘Pringle’ velodrome — eight years after their previous gold in the same event — at Lee Valley VeloPark.

 

 Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish loved being back together
Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish loved being back together

 

Wiggins, 35, compared the day to a rock ’n roll reunion.

He said: “It’s like when the Stone Roses played at Heaton Park in 2012, it was a good gig and everyone went home happy.

“That’s like us getting back together again.”

The pair had not won a thing on the road in 2008. Since then the Manx Missile has won 26 Tour de France stages and Wiggo the race itself in 2012.

Wiggins added: “We’ve conquered the world in those eight years.

“It’s like Barack Obama over eight years, we’ve had a good turn, come back full circle and won it again.”

Cavendish and Wiggins hard at work

Cav, 30, took intermediate sprint points early on but that was not enough for the Brits to win the 50km race — they needed to lap their rivals.

And with 20 laps to go they did the business, surging on a killer break that devastated the field. Cavendish even fell off his bike in the last ten laps but got straight back on for glory.