Cycling Track Cycling World Cup: Laura Trott wins second gold medal with omnium triumph


Cycling - UCI Track Cycling World Cup - Day Three -  Emirates ArenaLaura Trott
claimed her second gold of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester by winning the women’s omnium, as Becky James earned her third medal with silver in the keirin.

Two days after triumphing in the team pursuit, Trott won the final two of the six events to beat second-placed Gillian Carleton overall by five points and third-placed Laurie Berthon by seven points. Key to her victory was a superb performance in the penultimate event, the scratch race, when she broke away from the peloton and lapped all of her rivals on the way to a vital win.

That gave her a three-point lead going the final event, the 500m time trial, and she extended it further by powering to a 0.3-second victory over Berthon in front of a deafening home crowd.

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