Philip Hindes, left, Jason Kenny, centre, and Chris Hoy take gold in the Olympic men's team sprint.

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Britain's Philip Hindes, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny compete in the track cycling men's team sprint qualifying heats at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012. Team Britain set a new Olympic record of 43.065 seconds in their heat. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Britain's Philip Hindes, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny compete in the track cycling men's team sprint qualifying heats at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012. Team Britain set a new Olympic record of 43.065 seconds in their heat. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Team GB Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner

Team GB Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner

Gold medal Olympian cyclists Ed Clancy and Philip Hindes joined us in the studio…

Gold medal Olympian cyclists Ed Clancy and Philip Hindes joined us in the studio…

Jubilation: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge show their delight after Sir Chris Hoy, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny stormed to success in the Velodrome yesterday afternoon 8-1-12.

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Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain receive their gold medals after setting a new world record in the Men's Team Sprint Track Cycling final in the Velodrome

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Великобритании Филип Hindes, Джейсон Кенни и Каллум Скиннер показать команде мужской спринт золотые медали на Олимпийском Велодроме.

Hindes, Kenny and Skinner pip New Zealand to gold in men’s cycling team sprint

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner set a Olympic record en route to winning the men’s team sprint cycling gold at the velodrome in Rio

Manchester's Golden Post Box on Lloyd Street, painted gold in honour of 19 year old Philip Hindes,  who was one third of the gold medal winning trio in the cycling team sprint final at London 2012 Velodrome.

Manchester's Golden Post Box on Lloyd Street, painted gold in honour of 19 year old Philip Hindes, who was one third of the gold medal winning trio in the cycling team sprint final at London 2012 Velodrome.

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy win gold for #TeamGB! #Olympics

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Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy win gold for

Philip Hindes crashes on purpose - Cycling Slideshows (Photo: Getty Images) #NBCOlympics

Philip Hindes crashes on purpose - Cycling Slideshows (Photo: Getty Images)

Callum Skinner, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes mens' team sprint gold

Jason Kenny stunned as Britain extend Olympic dominance in men's te...

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Glorious: Team GB -  Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Sir Chris Hoy with their gold medals in Team Sprint

Welcome to Hoy's pleasure dome! Sir Chris claims FIFTH gold in British team sprint success

Glorious: Team GB - Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Sir Chris Hoy with their gold medals in Team Sprint

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy - Men's Team Sprint Cycling Track Gold

Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes have won gold in the men's team sprint - Team GB's fifth of the London Olympics.

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy with their gold medals at London 2012

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy kicked off GB's Velodrome success by taking gold in the team sprint track cycling final.

Chris Hoy, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny, cycling, men’s team sprint.

Sir Chris Hoy equals Steve Redgrave gold medal haul with cycling win

Chris Hoy, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny, cycling, men’s team sprint.

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