Silver for Lewis Oliva

Silver for Lewis Oliva

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Lewis Oliva won Keirin Silver representing team Wales at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Canada.

The Cardiff University Medic student made the podium at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, producing the best result of his career.

His medal win this winter follows Jon Mould, Elinor Barker and Manon Lloyd who have enjoyed medal success - with Mould for Team Wales and Barker and Lloyd for the Great Britain Cycling team.

Lewis's British team mate Joe Truman had to go through the repechages to qualify for the second round of the keirin, having finished third in his first heat, but Oliva comfortably qualified at the first attempt. Truman bounced back, winning his repechage heat to reach the next stage.

That was a round too far for him, finishing sixth in his heat, but the 25-year-old Oliva was able to progress and he produced a stunning finish to take second place and win silver behind Dutch rider Harrie Lavreysen.

Lewis will now go onto compete for Team Wales at the UCI Track World Cup in Santiago which takes place on the 9th and 10th of December.