Great Britain top UCI Track World Championships medal table

Two gold medals on the final day help Great Britain cement their place at the top of the medals table at the UCI Track World Championship

Laura Trott wins gold in the Omnium at the Track World Championships in London (Sunada) Women Omnium Points 1st : TROTT Laura (GBR) 2nd : BERTHON Laurie (FRA) 3rd : HAMMER Sarah (USA) Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA
(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Final day gold medals from Mark Cavendish, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott helped Great Britain top the medal table at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London.

Trott stormed to her first Omnium title in four years before Cavendish and Wiggins finished the meeting off in style with a sensational gold in the Madison.

Jon Dibben's gold in the points race and Jason Kenny's win in the sprint leave GB with five gold medals in total, two more than Germany, who finished in second place.

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

GoldSilverBronze
Great Britain513
Germany323
Australia221
Russia201
China120

 

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Stuart Clarke

Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.