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2011 European Track Championships Day 3

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Four gold medals marked complete British domination on the final day of the European Track Championships - with Laura Trott, Ed Clancy, Victoria Pendleton and Matt Crampton leading the way.

Locking down the omnium and keirin competitions bought the total medal haul to seven golds and saw the British squad in control of every event - save for a blips in the individual sprint and men's team sprint.

All four medals were won following protracted battles - Pendleton grinding out wins in each keirin heat, Crampton much the same and almost going home early, but for a whisker on the line over teammate Jason Kenny. But the latest show of all was reserved for Clancy in the omnium.

Audio – Victoria Pendleton on her keirin win.

While Trott's win was tense - effectively a rideoff in the 500m TT against Kirsten Wild - it was nothing compared to the men's winner, which was decided on countback in the final kilo TT and only confirmed by a thumbs up from British Cycling's Head Coach, Shane Sutton.

After Clancy recorded a race winning time of 1.02.304, he would tie on points with Bryan Coquard. In the British pens frantic sums had concluded Clancy was the winner; but nobody would quite believe it until the confirmation was reached by the jury, resulting in frantic celebrations from the British camp. 

Audio – Laura Trott on ominium gold.

In the first action of the morning session Jess Varnish, Victoria Pendleton, Jason Kenny and Matt Crampton all progressed from the first keirin heats with the competitions concluding this afternoon.

In the ongoing omnium, Ed Clancy finished the individual pursuit eighth, placing him fifth overall and importantly two points from second with two events remaining.

But the most promising performance came from Laura Trott who backed up yesterday's elimination race win with another - this time the individual pursuit.

Now leading the overall standings with just two events to run, Trott looks to be a medal favourite and may be the first double-medallist for Britain at the Championships.


Men’s Omnium

Individual Pursuit (4km)
1. Lasse Norman Hansen DEN 4.28.233
8. Ed Clancy GBR 4.32.858

Scratch (15km)
1. Martyn Irvine IRL
7. Ed Clancy GBR

1. Ed Clancy GBR

Final Standing
1. Ed Clancy GBR

Women’s Omnium

Individual Pursuit (3km)
1. Laura Trott GBR 3.36.377

Scratch (10km)
1. Jolien D'Hoore BEL
10. Laura Trott GBR

500m TT
1. Laura Trott GBR

Final Standing
1. Laura Trott GBR

Men’s Keirin
1. Matt Crampton GBR
2.Christos Volikakis GRE
3. Francois Pervis FRA
4. Mickael Bourgain FRA
5. Rene Enders GER
6. Maximilian Levy GER

Women’s Keirin
1. Victoria Pendleton GBR
2. Clara Sanchez FRA
3. Sandie Clair FRA
4. Kristina Vogel GER
5. Simona Krupeckaite LTU
6. Viktoria Baranova RUS