Day four results round-up
The fourth day of racing at Lee Valley VeloPark saw finals in the women’s points race, men’s sprint and men’s omnium as well as the first three rounds of the women’s omnium.
The first medal of the day went to Poland’s Katarzyna Pawlowska in the points race. Pawlowska finished with 15 points, ahead of Jasmin Glaesser from Canada (14 points) and Cuba’s Arlenis Sierra Canadilla (14 points). Great Britain’s Emily Nelson, 2013 team pursuit junior world champion, was placed fifth following a determined, strong performance.
Defending champion Fernando Gaviria Rendon from Colombia retained his title in the men’s omnium, following a dramatic points race finale in which the overall standings changed several times. Gaviria finished equal on points with Germany’s Roger Kluge and Australia’s Glenn O’Shea but won the cruicial points race meaning he took the overall victory. Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish finished in sixth place, ending the event on 161 points.
The evening came to a dramatic close in the men’s sprint, with Great Britain’s Olympic champion Jason Kenny beating Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer 2-1 in the final in front of the elated home crowd. Providing a truly thrilling performance, Kenny created a storm at a packed Lee Valley VeloPark as the crowd roared at his success. Denis Dmitriev of Russia overcame Poland’s Damian Zielinski 2-0 in the bronze medal match.
After three events the women’s omnium is delicately poised ahead of the final day with Sarah Hammer (USA) and Olympic champion Laura Trott (Great Britain) equal on points at the top of the standings with 112 points apiece.
Day four results