Sir Bradley Wiggins became Britain’s most decorated Olympian at the Rio 2016 Games, when the British team pursuit quartet won gold – Wiggins’ eighth Olympic medal.
Wiggins has five gold medals to his name since making his Olympic debut at Sydney in 2000, with one silver medal and two bronzes taking his career tally to eight.
It saw Wiggins overtake Sir Chris Hoy, who closed his career at London 2012 with seven Olympic medals – six of which were gold – and he wasn’t the only rider making history in Rio.
Ed Clancy, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott all achieved historic wins too, affirming their places as some of Britain’s greatest ever track cyclists.
The list of British Olympic medal winners on the track, or track world champions, is like a who’s who of the great and good of British cycle sport history. The likes of Charles Holland, Tommy Godwin, Tom Simpson and Wiggins all won Olympic medals before their success on the road.
So how do the rest of Britain’s track stars, past and present, match up to Wiggins, Hoy et al on the boards?
We’ve selected 12 of the best British track cyclists below. Anybody else you’d add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.