Double Olympic champion Laura Trott continued her spectacular form within the six-event omnium with victory with track cycling’s World Cup in Manchester.

Trott, 21, won GB’s fourth gold medal on the back again of a strong performance in the omnium’s scratch race element.

“It’s been a really good weekend, ” said Trott, who helped Britain to ladies team pursuit gold on Friday.

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If it wasn’t for the audience, I don’t think I would have received today


Laura Trott


Germany’s Kristina Vogel won her third title from the weekend, beating world champion Becky James in the keirin.

Olympic champ Jason Kenny, who finished fourth in Saturday’s men’s keirin, had been eliminated in men’s sprint qualifying – normally considered a formality for top British riders.

GB team-mate Matt Crampton came through qualifying but was defeated in the semi-finals by two impressive rides from Trinidadian 22-year-old Njisane Phillip.

Crampton, twenty-seven, lost out to Australia’s Shane Kendrick in the bronze ride-off while Germany’s Robert Foerstemann beat Phillip to gold.

Jon Mould, riding just for Welsh trade team USN, took bronze in the non-Olympic men’s scuff race.

Trott, the reigning Olympic and European champion in the omnium as well as the world silver medallist, once more thrilled her home crowd as she dominated Sunday’s events.

The particular Hertfordshire rider was sixth over night but finished second in the person pursuit before coming first within the scratch race, lapping the group, plus winning the time trial finale.

Omnium results are calculated by adding up each rider’s positions across the six events – Trott’s tally of nineteen points left her four factors clear of Canada’s Gillian Carleton in second.

“If it wasn’t for your crowd, I don’t think I would possess won today, ” Trott told BBC Sport.

“Taking the lap [in the scratch race] is so hard but I was so far behind. It was a risk I had to take.

“Going into the race I was 6 points behind Gillian. I did not really have a choice. I just thought, if I didn’t make it, at least I attempted. “

In the women’s keirin, James proved helpless to stop Vogel, currently the World Cup champion in the person and team sprints, as the in-form German rolled around the outside to take victory.

“I knew I would not be able to beat Vogel today, inch said Welsh rider James, twenty one.

“To get two wins within the first two rounds, and trip so well – I’ve made mistakes in the last two weeks of racing and I’ve corrected that. I’ve made massive improvements since [last month’s] Europeans, hopefully Items keep going that way. “

Elsewhere on Sunday, Canadian Laura Brown received the women’s points race along with British duo Elinor Barker plus Katie Archibald 11th and fifteenth respectively. Wales’ Hayley Jones emerged 19th in Team USN colours.

Austria’s world silver medallist Andreas Mueller hung on to beat Italy’s Elia Viviani in the men’s scuff race, providing a scintillating finale to the World Cup. Mould, 22, emerged third with fellow Briton Owain Doull 11th.

“Mueller really was solid. We were chasing and chasing, we all couldn’t reel him back, inch said Mould. “Another 10m, maybe. “

Earlier, 16 of the 41-rider field had advanced to the very first round of the men’s sprint, but Bolton-born Kenny was not one of them right after finishing in 10. 154 mere seconds.


The 25-year-old ended qualifying in 24th place as globe record-holder Kevin Sireau also battled, finishing last in 10. 573.

“Having been up at the split of dawn, having just performed team sprint and keirin currently at the weekend, you’re clearly never going to be at your freshest, ” stated British sprint coach Iain Dyer.

“We weren’t really expecting Jason, who has been doing 10. one (seconds) for the last month, to instantly come in and do a 9. 8. “

Kenny must finish within the top 30 of the World Cup rankings, after this season’s three levels, to ride in the event at February’s World Championships in Cali, Colombia.