Hindes, along with Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny, triumphed in the competition at the velodrome on Thursday night as they defeated France with a world record time of 42.600.
However, in the first round, Hindes's front wheel skidded and he deliberately brought his bike to ground in order to allow Britain to restart.
Cycling rules state that in the case of an early crash, a team can restart their race, and it is believed that no action can or will be taken by the governing bodies.
However, the admission from Hindes is sure to attract scrutiny, especially given the controversy surrounding the explusion of four badminton teams for attempting to lose matches in the early stages of their competition.
"So I crashed, I did it on purpose just to get the restart, just to have the fastest ride. It was all planned really," Hindes told the BBC.
"When that (wheel skid) happens you can lose so much time. My only chance was to crash and get the restart.
"I think they knew I'd done it on purpose. We were speaking yesterday, that if anything happens someone has to crash. So I did it."
Britain's women were disqualified from their team sprint earlier in the evening when Victoria Pendleton overtook Jess Varnish outside the stipulated area on the final lap.