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Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish win World Championships madison (video)

Great Britain's Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins overcame adversity to win Madison gold at the Track World Championships.

British cycling stars Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish teamed up to win the World Track Championships madison title in London for the second time Sunday, eight years after their first crown.

Wiggins, who shares the British record with seven Olympic medals, and Cavendish, a 26-time Tour de France stage winner, are both eyeing what could be their final Olympics in Rio.

However, the madison was taken off the Olympic program after the Beijing 2008 Games.

Wiggins, 35, hopes to make the British squad for Rio in the team pursuit and break his tie with fellow cyclist Chris Hoy for the most Olympic medals earned by a Brit. Wiggins and the team pursuit squad took silver at Worlds on Thursday.

In 2012, Wiggins became the first Brit to win the Tour de France.

Cavendish, 30, hopes to win his first Olympic medal in Rio, but he is in a battle to earn the lone British Olympic spot in the omnium after he finished sixth in the event at Worlds on Saturday.

Wiggins and Cavendish finished a disappointing ninth in the 2008 Olympic madison. They had won the World title five months earlier.

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