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He saw them claim their own record, then Paul McCartney serenaded Britain's female cyclists with one of his: leading a mass sing along of "Hey Jude" to celebrate the team's gold medal ride in the women's team pursuit final.
The three riders smashed the world record as they won the event drawing whoops of delight from McCartney, daughter Stella and wife Nancy Shevell, watching on in the velodrome stands.
McCartney, who appeared at the Olympics opening ceremony, joined in with a jubilant crowd as the Beatles hit was played out through the public address system.
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