Great Britain’s team pursuit quartet of Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke blitzed the opposition to win gold at the Manchester round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup on Sunday.

Just two seconds off the world record, the Team GB squad clocked three minutes and 55.438 seconds in the gold medal final against New Zealand.

Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones was on hand to record the progress of the GB team from earlier rounds to the final win, then on the podium and media scrum afterwards.

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Bradley Wiggins, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Bradley Wiggins mentally prepares for the final

Geraint Thomas chalks up, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Geraint Thomas chalks up

Bradley Wiggins, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Wiggins waiting for the start

Start, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Getting ready to go

In action, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Gold medal winning ride

David Brailsford cheers, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



GB performance director David Brailsford shouts encouragement

Job done, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Job done

TV interview, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Thomas, Wiggins, Burke and Clancy wait for a TV interview

Thomas and Wiggins, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Geraint Thomas (left) and Bradley Wiggins chat

Bradley Wiggins centre of attention, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Bradley Wiggins is centre of attention

Podium, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Bradley Wiggins gives Steven Burke a hand on the podium

Podium legs, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Solid gold legs

Podium, Britain wins team pursuit, Manchester Track World Cup 2011



Winners leave the podium