Laura Trott dominates omnium to win gold at UCI Track Cycling World Cup

Laura Trott dominates omnium to win gold at UCI Track Cycling World Cup

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Great Britain Cycling Team’s Laura Trott continued her outstanding form by winning omnium gold at the opening round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cali.

Double Olympic champion Trott, who won three European titles in October, dominated the six-discipline event in Colombia.

Heading into Sunday’s final three events, Trott held a lead of ten points before third place in the time trial and second in the flying lap gave the 23-year-old a 36-point advantage over France’s Laurie Berthon before the points race.

Trott then confirmed her dominance by taking a lap and five more points in the sprints to finish on 213 points, 53 clear of Berthon.

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2015/16 UCI Track Cycling World Cup - Cali - Day three

“We went into it thinking it was just a stand-alone points race. It’s not very often you go into a world cup with that sort of lead,” Trott said.

“We didn’t want to take anything for granted, I’m here to learn.

“As much as it was a nice position to be in going into that race, I wanted to come away from the race knowing that I can take laps, knowing that I am strong enough to do that.

“You can throw it away in a points race, you can’t just go into the race and think ‘I’ll just follow’. I guess proving to myself I can do it if I have to.”

Great Britain Cycling Team end the first of three world cups with three medals - a gold, silver and bronze.

Jon Dibben was fifth in the men’s omnium.

The 21-year-old was seventh and 12th respectively in the time trial and flying lap before a superb points race put him within touching distance of a medal.

Dibben won 16 points in the sprints and took a lap for an additional 20 points to finish on 164 points. Russia’s Viktor Manakov took gold with 182 points.

Sprint

In the women’s keirin, Katy Marchant went out in the first round after being forced into the repechages. Germany’s Kristina Vogel sprinted to gold.

Olympic champion Jason Kenny was seventh in the men's sprint with Lewis Oliva ninth.

Kenny reached the quarter-finals but was defeated by two heats to nil against Germany’s Maximilian Levy.

The 27-year-old had qualified in fifth with a time of 9.943 seconds with teammate Lewis Oliva ninth in 9.987 seconds.

Kenny eliminated Kiwi Sam Webster in the 1/16 finals while Oliva edged out Poland’s Rafal Sarnecki.

In a repeat of the European championships, the pair were drawn together, this time in the 1/8 finals and Kenny once again progressed while Oliva went into the repechage but could not secure the victory needed to reach the final eight.

Russia's Denis Dmitriev won gold.

The remaining two rounds of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup take place in New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Results

Women's omnium

Men's omnium

Women's keirin

Men's sprint