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Ex-Chelsea footballer quick to question Great Britain's controversial gold medal

By Will Slattery

An unlikely individual voiced his frustration after Team GB added yet another track cycling medal last night.

Jason Kenny won his third gold of the 2016 Olympics - his sixth overall - in the men's kerin but there was a bit of controversy at the beginning of the race.

The British rider and the Malaysian Azizulhasni Awang both passed out the motorised derny, which rides ahead of the cyclists at the start of the event.

The rules state that riders who prematurely pass out the derny should be disqualified, but after the officials checked out the infringement, they decided to let both Kenny and Awang stay in the kerin.

Kenny ultimately took goal and afterwards, Colombian striker Falcao took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.

Ex-Chelsea striker Falcao tweeted UCI President Brian Cookson, asking why the rules hadn't been obeyed before tweeting a picture of the rulebook.

Who knew that Falcao was such a fan of the Velodrome?

Source: Irish Independent


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