Kenny attracts stage with Sir Bradley Wiggins, however goes prime as a result of possessing one additional gold medal (six) in comparison with his former teammate.
Kenny, who additionally has one bronze, breaks a tie with one other legend of British biking in Sir Chris Hoy, who has six gold medals from his whole of seven.
Crew GB, with Ryan Owens and Jack Carlin alongside Kenny in pursuit of a fourth successive title within the occasion, have been the underdogs in opposition to Netherlands within the closing.
And the race went to kind with the Dutch capable of set a brand new Olympic file in 41.369 seconds, forward of 44.589 for Nice Britain.
Kenny, who has two extra probabilities in Tokyo to go away from Wiggins outright, mentioned: “It was actually good, I believe we poured our hearts into the second trip to get into the ultimate, we knew we had some floor to make up. I had nothing within the closing, I used to be garbage, however we tried so arduous to get there.
“It’s actually particular, each time you come again, it will get more durable; you do your first Olympics and also you get some momentum, however to repeat it and do it time and again…
“We’ll give it all the pieces, we concentrate on the workforce spirit, that was at all times our greatest likelihood to get on the rostrum, we’ll give it all the pieces.”
The 33-year-old, starring at his fourth Olympic Video games, gained gold within the workforce spring at Beijing 2008, defending that title and including gold within the dash at London 2012.
Kenny then defended each titles at Rio 2016 and added gold within the keirin to cement his standing as considered one of Crew GB’s biggest cyclists.
Earlier on, Kenny’s spouse Laura Kenny gained her fifth Olympic medal within the ladies’s workforce pursuit, with Nice Britain pressured to accept silver after Germany broke the world file in 4min 04sec.