Madison gold for Archibald and Dickinson on Super Sunday in Milton

Madison gold for Archibald and Dickinson on Super Sunday in Milton

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Katie Archibald and Ellie Dickinson won Madison gold as Great Britain Cycling Team claimed four medals on the final day of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Canada.

The pair topped the podium after dominating from start to finish to win their second medals of the weekend.

Ollie Wood, Katy Marchant and Jack Carlin also stepped onto the podium in Canada - with all three riders claiming their first-ever individual world cup medals.

Madison

The duo of Katie Archibald and Ellie Dickinson went into the Madison in terrific form, with Archibald winning points gold on Friday before Dickinson claimed omnium bronze a day later.

The pair picked up a point in the first sprint after a cagey start, measuring their opponents before powering away to win the second sprint.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Ellie Dickinson and Katie Archibald win Madison gold at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Milton, Canada

Three points in the next sprint followed by five points in the fourth gave the Great Britain Cycling Team riders a four point lead on 14 at the halfway mark of the race.

Dickinson and Archibald then won the following two sprints respectively, as Britain extended the lead to nine points over the French duo of Coralie Demay and Laurie Berthon.

A late hand sling allowed Archibald to just win the seventh sprint on the line, giving Great Britain an 11 point lead with one sprint remaining - meaning opponents needed to take a lap to deny them the gold.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Ellie Dickinson and Katie Archibald win Madison gold at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Milton, Canada

With breakaway moves blocked, Dickinson and Archibald were able to enjoy the final laps, crossing the line to take Great Britain’s second gold of the weekend in Canada - and their second successive Madison world cup title after Elinor Barker and Archibald’s win in Manchester last month.

Omnium

Ollie Wood began his omnium campaign in style, finishing second in the scratch race after taking a lap alongside Christos Volikakis of Greece and Gael Suter of Switzerland.

In the tempo race, both Wood and Suter took a lap on the field again - this time joined by Mexico’s Ignacio Prado, with Wood finishing third to cement his second place at the halfway stage of the competition.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Ollie Wood wins silver in the omnium in the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Milton, Canada

In the elimination race, Wood finished fourth, but Suter took third, meaning there were four points between the pair with just one event remaining.

Wood started the points race strongly, winning the second sprint before also claiming the win in the fourth and a further two one sprint later - moving eight points clear of the Swiss rider who was yet to score.

Wood’s dominance spurred Denmark’s Niklas Larsen into action. The Dane had been outstanding in omnium world cup competition this season and burst away in an attempt to take a potentially decisive lap on the field - a move that was successful with 30 laps remaining.

That gave Larsen a 12 point lead over Wood with the British rider knowing he could need to take a lap to claim the gold but the Dane marked him out of the rest of the race superbly - with Wood claiming a terrific silver medal to accompany his bronze in the Madison on Saturday night

Keirin

Katy Marchant faced double duty on the final day of racing in Canada, lining up in the keirin as well as the team sprint.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Katy Marchant wins silver in the keirin at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Milton, Canada

She progressed straight to the second round of the keirin by finishing second in her heat in the opening session of the day.

In a heat containing the formidable Kristina Vogel, Marchant hung onto the German’s wheel throughout, winning a photo-finish to take third place and reach the final.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Katy Marchant wins silver in the keirin at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Milton, Canada

That tactic was employed again in the final, where Marchant caused the world champion more problems than the rest of the field with the British rider taking second place and silver to claim her first ever individual world cup medal.

Sprint

Carlin qualified fastest of the British riders, taking fourth place in a time of 9.826, with Ryan Owens - representing 100% me - in fifth and Phil Hindes in sixth.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Jack Carlin celebrates winning bronze in the sprint at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Canada

All three progressed directly to the 1/8 finals where they were joined by Team Wales’ Lewis Oliva, who set up an all-British match with Owens.

Oliva, fresh from his silver medal in the keirin on Saturday, beat Owens to book a place in the last eight alongside Carlin and Hindes, where another all-British match awaited.

On this occasion, it was the Great Britain Cycling Team rider who prevailed, with Jack Carlin beating Oliva 2-0.

Philip Hindes run came to an end at the quarter-final stage, beaten 2-0 by New Zealand’s Ethan Mitchell.

In the evening session’s semi-finals, Carlin pushed Netherland’s Jeffrey Hoogland hard in both heats - just missing out in both matches by the smallest of margins to move into the bronze medal final.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Jack Carlin celebrates winning bronze in the sprint at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Canada

The British rider met local hero Hugo Barrette in the bronze medal final and had too much power and speed for the Canadian - winning his match 2-0 to earn a first individual world cup medal.

Team sprint

Sophie Capewell and Katy Marchant finished fourth in the team sprint - the duo’s best-ever result on the world stage.

The British pair qualified fourth fastest on Friday in 33.889 to set up a first round clash with New Zealand.

They went faster still in that heat to qualify for the bronze medal final with a time of 33.784.

Capewell and Marchant lined up against the Korean team of Lee and Kim, but despite a strong start, finished fourth and outside the medals.