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Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke successfully defended Britain's four-kilometre team pursuit title on a night when Victoria Pendleton won keirin gold and the women's team pursuit squad qualified fastest for day three's knockout rounds.

Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke successfully defended Britain's four-kilometre team pursuit title on a night when Victoria Pendleton won keirin gold and the women's team pursuit squad qualified fastest for day three's knockout rounds.

2012 - Geraint Thomas with a team GB car

2012 - Geraint Thomas with a team GB car

Team GB Medals 2012  18. Men’s Pursuit Team (Edward Clancy, Steve Burke, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas) - GOLD  (Cycling, Track: Men’s Team Pursuit)

Team GB Medals 2012 18. Men’s Pursuit Team (Edward Clancy, Steve Burke, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas) - GOLD (Cycling, Track: Men’s Team Pursuit)

Team GB - Mens Team Pursuit - Cycling ~ Beijing 2008 - Ed Clancy   Paul Manning   Geraint Thomas   Bradley Wiggins

Team GB - Mens Team Pursuit - Cycling ~ Beijing 2008 - Ed Clancy Paul Manning Geraint Thomas Bradley Wiggins

Dave Brailsford Photo - Team GB Track Cycling Athletes Announced For London 2012 Olympic Games Geraint Thomas, Liam Phillips, Shanaze Reade, Sir Chris Hoy

Dave Brailsford Photos Photos: Team GB Track Cycling Athletes Announced For London 2012 Olympic Games

Dave Brailsford Photo - Team GB Track Cycling Athletes Announced For London 2012 Olympic Games Geraint Thomas, Liam Phillips, Shanaze Reade, Sir Chris Hoy

Geraint Thomas prepares for a Team GB training ride 3-8-2016 Rio de Janeiro Getty Images

Geraint Thomas prepares for a Team GB training ride 3-8-2016 Rio de Janeiro Getty Images

Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh of the GB team pursuit team

In pictures: Team GB's golden stamps

Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh of the GB team pursuit team

Day one in the Olympic velodrome: a symphony of noise, colour and speed

Day one in the Olympic velodrome: a symphony of noise, colour and speed

Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke, Edward Clancy, and Peter Kennaugh of Great Britain post a new world record time during men's Team Pursuit Track Cycling Qualifying on Day

Team GB medals: Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh

Team GB's medals - in pictures

Team GB medals: Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh

Result: Team GB's Chris Froome settles for Olympic bronze in individual time trial

Result: Team GB's Chris Froome settles for Olympic bronze in individual time trial

Team GB's Team Pursuit gold medalists and World Record holders. Awesome work boys!

Team GB's Team Pursuit gold medalists and World Record holders. Awesome work boys!

(L-R) Edward Clancy, Steven Burke, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the men's Team Pursuit Track Cycling final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Velodrome

(L-R) Edward Clancy, Steven Burke, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the men's Team Pursuit Track Cycling final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Velodrome

Laura Trott Photos - (FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE)  Cyclists Victoria Pendleton, Geraint Thomas and Laura Trott (L-R) of Team GB…

Laura Trott Photos Photos: adidas Olympic Media Lounge At Westfield

Laura Trott Photos - (FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE) Cyclists Victoria Pendleton, Geraint Thomas and Laura Trott (L-R) of Team GB…

And another gold medal for Team GB as well as a world record smashed as Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh fly home in the men's team pursuit final. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/GettyImages

London 2012 Olympics: Friday 3 August - live picture blog

And another gold medal for Team GB as well as a world record smashed as Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh fly home in the men's team pursuit final. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/GettyImages

Great Britain's men's team pursuit - Clancy, Steven Burke, Geraint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh were roared home as they beat rivals Australia for gold.  "It just blows your mind," said Clancy, part of the quartet that won the same event in Beijing in 2008.  Clancy, 27, from Huddersfield, (Yorkshire) won gold in the men's team pursuit. He also took bronze in the omnium.

Olympics cycling: Home support boosted GB - Ed Clancy

Great Britain's men's team pursuit - Clancy, Steven Burke, Geraint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh were roared home as they beat rivals Australia for gold. "It just blows your mind," said Clancy, part of the quartet that won the same event in Beijing in 2008. Clancy, 27, from Huddersfield, (Yorkshire) won gold in the men's team pursuit. He also took bronze in the omnium.