Rio 2016: Olympics is all that matters to Team GB's dominant cyclists

Laura Trott admits to being '˜annoyed and frustrated' at seeing Great Britain's cycling success at the Olympics questioned by rivals.

Great Britain's Jason Kenny after winning the gold medal in the men's keirin final poses with fiancee Laura Trott who won gold in the Women's Omnium. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

GB cyclists claimed six golds, four silvers and one bronze at the velodrome in Rio to follow up a similarly impressive haul on home soil four years ago.

With Britain’s overwhelming dominance at recent Olympic Games being in contrast to some of their performances at other major events, several rival teams publicly wondered just what was going on.

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The veiled accusations that something amiss might be taking place has offended the likes of British Cycling head coach Iain Dyer, and Trott admits she is also frustrated.

The 24-year-old, who won two golds in Rio to match her haul from London 2012, said: “I’m not angry as such, it is a little bit annoying and frustrating because it is a lot of hard work that has gone into that performance.

“British Cycling has always been an Olympics-based programme, so for us it wasn’t about clearing up at the World Championships (in March of this year). Don’t get me wrong, it would have been nice because they were in London, but it’s always been around the Olympics.

“That’s what our funding is pushed towards, that’s where they spent our UK Sport money. So, for us, it was about performing there and I think if we’d come away and under-performed at the Olympics, we’d have been gutted if we’d cleaned up at London because it would have meant we’d have peaked at the wrong time.

“I think what a lot of other nations don’t know, and what they don’t see, is the fact that it doesn’t really matter about the World Championships. It’s all about the Olympics.”

Trott’s fiance, Jason Kenny, was another member of GB’s all-conquering cycling team, taking his collection of Olympic golds to six.