Video: How the defence sector helped team GB pedal to medal success

Team GB dominated track cycling at this summer’s Rio Olympics, winning six of the ten Gold medals on offer.

Much of this success has been put down to an obsessive attention to ‘marginal gains’, whereby improving certain areas by only 1 or 2% adds up to an overall net gain and key advantage over rivals.

One key partner in achieving this was defence giant BAE Systems and in this video, originally published in March 2016, BAE shows how it worked with the British Cycling team to develop a state-of-the art advanced cycling ergometer that measures the immense power output of elite cyclists more accurately than ever before.