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Other medals for Britain include a silver and bronze for the men and women’s team pursuit squads respectively, a bronze for Andy Tennant in the individual pursuit and a further bronze by Becky James in the women’s keirin.
While topping the medals table will give the British team confidence going into Rio 2016, only two of the gold medals were won in Olympic disciplines.
Cavendish couldn’t find the podium in the men’s Omnium, putting his Olympic place in doubt, with British Cycling’s technical director Shane Sutton confirming that the Omnium rider will be the fifth rider in the team pursuit squad, although his Madison performance will have boosted his chances somewhat.
Medals table top five