Howard wins Omnium to ensure Aussies top medal table

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Leigh Howard gave Australia their fourth gold medal of the championships with victory in the men's Omnium.

Just as his compatriot Josephine Tomic was yesterday, Howard was the most consistent in the race, never finishing lower than eighth.

He was second in both bunch races. The expected challenge from the likes of Taylor Phinney and defending champion Hayden Godfrey never really materialised.

Godfrey had a surprisingly poor pursuit and Phinney, the new world champin over 4,000 metres was beaten by Volodymyr Diudia over 3,000. Howard needed a good result in the final event, the kilo, and third was enough.

Britain's Jonny Bellis was 13th overall.

Men's Omnium results

1. Leigh Howard (Aus) 19pts

2. Zachary Bell (Can) 21pts

3. Tim Veldt (Ned) 24pts

4. Volodymyr Diudia (Ukr) 26pts

5. Robert Bartko (Ger) 26pts

6. Taylor Phinney (USA) 32pts

7. Hayden Godfrey (NZ)

13. Jonny Bellis (GB)

200m sprint, top 10

1. Hayden Godfrey (NZ)

2. Tim Veldt (Ned)

3. Zachary Bell (Can)

4. Leigh Howard (Aus)

5. Taylor Phinney (USA)

6. Robert Bartko (Ger)

7. Jan Dostal (Cze)

8. Angel Dario Colla (Arg)

9. Stijn Steels (Bel)

10. Rafal Ratajczyk (Pol)

15. Jonny Bellis (GB)

Scratch race, top 10

1. Robert Bartko (Ger)

2. Leigh Howard (Aus)

3. Volodymyr Diudia (Ukr)

4. Zachary Bell (Can)

5. Ho Ting Kwok (HK)

6. Angel Dario Colla (Arg)

7. Rafal Ratajczyk (Pol)

8. Hayden Godfrey (NZ)

9. Artur Ershov (Rus)

10. Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa)

15. Jonny Bellis (GB)

3,000m individual pursuit, top 10

1. Volodymyr Diudia (Ukr)

2. Taylor Phinney (USA)

3. Artur Ershov (Rus)

4. Tim Veldt (Ned)

5. Robert Bartko (Ger)

6. Zachary Bell (Can)

7. Jonny Bellis (GB)

8. Leigh Howard (Aus)

9. Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa)

10. Hayden Godfrey (NZ)

Points race, top 10

1. Tim Veldt (Ned) 8pts

2. Leigh Howard (Aus) 8pts

3. Volodymyr Diudia (Ukr) 7pts

4. Zachary Bell (Can) 7pts

5. Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) 6pts

6. Daniel Kreutzfeldt (Den) 6pts

7. Robert Bartko (Ger) 5pts

8. Ho Ting Kwok (HK) 5pts

9. Taylor Phinney (USA) 4pts

10. Jonny Bellis (GB) 3pts

1km time trial, top 10

1. Tim Veldt (Ned) 1-03.089

2. Taylor Phinney (USA) 1-03.458

3. Leigh Howard (Aus) 1-03.533

4. Zachary Bell (Can) 1-04.296

5. Hayden Godfrey (NZ) 1-04.736

6. Volodymyr Diudia (Ukr) 1-04.972

7. Robert Bartko (Ger) 1-05.351

8. Jan Dostal (Cze) 1-05.585

9. Artur Ershov (Rus) 1-05.940

10. Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) 1-06.255

11. Jonny Bellis (GB) 1-06.421


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