And then it’s the women’s 10,000m and 29-year-old Sydneysider Eloise Wellings. Let’s get into it.
Victoria Pendleton laps up the adulation of a jubliant home crowd at the velodrome after winning the Olympic keirin gold medal.
7.03pm — Rupert Guinness (cycling): It’s a golden night for Great Britain at the track, with Victoria Pendleton winning the keirin to make it two gold from two events for the home team. It wasn’t to be for Australia’s Anna Meares, who made a move to take the lead with three laps to go. She was swamped on the fiinal lap, with sweeping around the field on the back straight to hit the front and take the gold China’s Shuang Guo took silver, while Hong Kong’s Wai Sze Lee was beaming when she realised she had won the photo finish for the bronze medal. Meares was fifth. Track cycling: Women’s keirin final
VICTORIA PENDLETONGreat Britain
WAI SZE LEEHong Kong
6.33pm You guessed it … another silver to Australia! This time it’s our men’s team pursuit team (Jack Bobridge, Rohan Dennis, Alex Edmondson, Michael Hepburn) behind a truly superb Great Britain team. In the end, it was a smashing. The Brits broke their own world record, setting a new mark of 3 minutes 51.69 seconds … and Australia was left to settle for second. Track cycling: Men’s team pursuit final
GREAT BRITAIN (Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke, Peter Kennaugh)3 minutes 51.659 WR
AUSTRALIA (Jack Bobridge, Glenn O’Shea, Rohan Dennis, Michael Hepburn)3 minutes 54.581 seconds
NEW ZEALAND (Sam Bewley, Marc Ryan, Jesse Sargent, Aaron Gate)3 minutes 55.952
6.14pm — Daniel Sankey (main press centre): A cheerio to Alex S, who wanted to make the point that an incident at the velodrome last night, in which the parents of Australian cyclist Kaarle McCulloch were verbally abused, should be blamed on the minority and not the majority of British cycling fans who enjoy our friendly rivalry.
“Could you point out for the record that the abuse heaped on the parents of Kaarle McCulloch in the cycling last night was by one or two drunken idiots and not ‘the Brits’,” she wrote. “I know you guys like to hype up the rivalry between our two nations and we all enjoy a good bit of banter, but that sensationalist story … is a bit silly,” she wrote.