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Laura Trott 'annoyed and frustrated' at Team GB cycling accusations

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Olympic champion Laura Trott has revealed she is annoyed and frustrated by Great Britain's cycling rivals calling into question their all-conquering record at the Rio Games.

Trott claimed two golds to become Britain's most successful female Olympian, while her fiance Jason Kenny triumphed on three occasions in Brazil to take his gold-medal tally to six following successes at the Beijing and London Games.

But after winning fewer medals at the world championships in London in March -- the last major track cycling event before this summer's Games -- and only three silver medals at the world championships in Paris in 2015, Great Britain faced veiled accusations of foul play from their competitors.

But responding to the comments, Trott, 24, told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I'm not angry as such, but 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 very much an Olympics-based programme, so for us it wasn't about clearing up at the world championships. 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 spend our UK Sport money. 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."