Laura Trott claims gold as Cavendish just misses podium in Track World Cup

Great Britain complete Track World Cup in Hong Kong with seven medals - Laura Trott wins women's omnium - Jason Kenny rides to bronze in the men's sprint - Mark Cavendish fourth in men's omnium

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Laura Trott confirmed her status as reigning Olympic Games omnium champion, winning the event that she has made her own in the final round of the UCI Track World Cup in Hong Kong on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Briton won the elimination race in her usual dominant style, and placed second in the final of the six rounds - the points race - to take the top spot ahead of arch rival Sarah Hammer (USA).

It was Trott's second solo medal of the event after taking silver in the scratch race. On Friday, Trott had helped the British women team pursuiters to qualify fastest, although she did not ride with them in the final, where they claimed silver.

After helping GB to gold in the team sprint, Jason Kenny rode to bronze in the men's sprint having been ejected from the semi-finals by eventual winner Patrick Constable (Australia). The 20-year-old will be one to watch in the World Championships.

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Kenny overhauled Frenchman Francois Pervis in the bronze medal ride off to take third.

Mark Cavendish put in an impressive ride in the men's omnium at his first attempt at World Cup level, placing fourth overall behind winner Thomas Boudat (France).

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Cavendish – making his World Cup comeback in GB colours for the first time since 2009 – placed second in the scratch race and elimination race, but placed surprisingly far down the order in the individual pursuit (16th) and final points race (17th). Nevertheless, Cavendish can be happy that his form is good ahead of a road season leading into the Olympic Games.

Sunday's events were rounded out with Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania) winning the women's keirin, as Britain's Katy Marchant finished 17th.

In all, Great Britain claimed eight medals over the weekend: two gold, three silver and three bronze. Next stop will be the UCI Track World Championships in London over March 2-6, the last major track date before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.

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UCI Track World Cup: Hong Kong, full results

Men's sprint

1. Patrick Constable (Aus)

2. Chao Xu (Chn)

3. Jason Kenny (GBr)


6. Callum Skinner (GBr)

Men's team pursuit

1. Australia

2. Denmark

3. Great Britain

Men's team sprint

1. Great Britain

2. Poland

3. Russia

Men's keirin

1. Matthijs Buchli (Ned)

2. Hugo Barrette (Can)

3. Chaebin Im (Kor)


13. Matt Crampton

Men's scratch race

1. Benjamin Thomas (Fra)

2. Xavier Canellas (Spa)

3. Jordan Parra (Col)


4. Felix English (Irl)

11. Germain Burton (GBr)

Men's points race

1. Benjamin Thomas (Fra)

2. Julio Amores (Spa)

3. Luke Mudgway (NZl)


7. Felix English (Irl)

Men's omnium

1. Thomas Boudat (Fra)

2. Lasse Norman Hansen (Den)

3. Artyom Zakharov (Kaz)


4. Mark Cavendish (GBr)

Women's sprint

1. Lin Junhong (Chn)

2. Wai Sze Lee (HKg)

3. Anastasiia Voinova (Rus)


6. Katy Marchant (GBr)

18. Becky James (GBr)

Women's team pursuit

1. Canada

2. Great Britain

3. USA

Women's team sprint

1. Rusvelo

2. Great Britain

3. Spain

Women's keirin

1. Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu)

2. Stephanie Morton (Aus)

3. Wai Sze Lee (HKg)


17. Katy Marchant

Women's scratch race

1. Marina Shmayankova (Blr)

2. Laura Trott (GBr)

3. Qianyu Yang (HKg)

Women's points race

1. Jolien D'hoore (Bel)

2. Jasmin Glaesser (Can)

3. Emily Nelson (GBr)

Women's omnium

1. Laura Trott (GBr)

2. Sarah Hammer (USA)

3. Laurie Berthon (Fra)

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