Great Britain took second place in the qualifier round of the women’s team pursuit in track cycling on Monday. They finished close behind Germany who got a world record time in the event. However, after watching the race on BBC’s Olympic Breakfast, former track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy criticised Team GB, noting they looked “a little bit ragged”.
Team GB came in second place with a time of 4:09.022 while Germany took first place with a time of 4:07.307 – beating the world record.
After watching the tense qualifier race, Chris spoke to Olympic Breakfast hosts Dan Walker and Sam Quek.
He praised the German team for their impressive performance: “Germany were obviously a threat, but that’s an absolutely incredible time and you’ve got to remember that’s with a single team on the track.
“So the world record was previously set in the final with two teams on the track, you get an aerodynamic benefit from two teams circulating at the same time. So it makes that performance even more impressive.
“The Germans were very consistent. They stayed together really well.
“The Americans and the GB team did look a little bit ragged towards the end there. But, it’s going to be incredibly exciting,” he added.