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Cyclist says he listened to 'Escape Velocity' before he got on his bike to bag his fifth gold medal

Gold medal winning Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy has thanked The Chemical Brothers for helping him gear up for his record-breaking three-man spring race.

When asked what he was listening to as he climbed on his bike in the Stratford Velodrome last night, he replied: “It was ‘Escape Velocity’ by The Chemical Brothers. I’d like to give my thanks to The Chemical Brothers,” the Daily Record reports.

Yesterday’s win was Hoy’s fifth Olympic gold, matching the record set by Sir Steven Redgrave in rowing over five games from 1984 to 2000.

Last month, The Chemical Brothers unveiled the track ‘Theme For Veledrome’ for the Olympics. The electronic are also reported to be writing the soundtrack for a new film Now You See Me.

The film, which is directed by Louis Leterrier stars The Social Network‘s Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and rapper Common. It will hit screens in January next year.

The soundtrack for Now You See Me won’t be the first time The Chemical Brothers have dabbled with the silver-screen. Last year, they provided the soundtrack for Joe Wright’s film Hanna, which told the story of a young female assassin.