Some of the fastest women in the world were chasing each other around the track at the Laoshan Velodrome on Saturday and Sunday, in the 3,000 metre women's individual pursuit.
And the British, proving themselves to be a cycling powerhouse in both men's and women's events, went one-two.
Going gold on Sunday was Rebecca Romero, who switched from rowing in the 2004 Athens Games, where she won a silver, to cycling following a back injury. She was Britain's first female Olympian to score medals in two different disciplines.
Her teammate, Wendy Houvenaghel took silver. Houvenaghel herself is a story: now 33, she didn't begin her cycling career until she was 27. Here's a shot of her starting out on Saturday, taken by Associated Press photo Ricardo Mazalan.
And Ukraine's Lesya Kalitovska took bronze, the Ukraine's first cycling medal at the Games.
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