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Bradely Wiggins and Mark Cavendish back as a winning pair for GB at Track Cycling World Championships

By Matt McGeehan

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish were thrilled to come full circle after winning the Track Cycling World Championships Madison title in London, eight years on from their first win as a pair.

Wiggins and Cavendish won the 2008 title in Manchester before their road careers took off.

Wiggins became the first British Tour de France winner in 2012, while Cavendish has won 26 Tour stages and the 2011 road race world title before returning to the track. The pair reprised their partnership for one last time at world level and won in emphatic fashion before saluting the crowd and Wiggins kissed the track after Britain's fifth gold of the five-day event.

Laura Trott earlier won her second in the omnium as the hosts topped the medal table.

Wiggins said: "You couldn't have written a better script. It was like deja vu from eight years ago. We went on to conquer the world in those eight years, like Barack Obama."

And almost completing the sentence, Cavendish added: "And then come round full circle."

Wiggins added: "We've had a good term in presidency. Come back, full circle and won it again."

Cavendish now has three world titles in the discipline and four in all, after also winning the 2005 title with Rob Hayles in Los Angeles.

Wiggins has eight world titles: the road time-trial world title from 2014, plus seven on the track. Wiggins took off his helmet to salute the crowd in celebration and Cavendish raised his arms aloft as 'the boys are back in town' played.

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