Matt Walls ‘just keeps improving’ as he claims Worlds bronze

Walls claims medal as women’s Madison duo’s hopes are scuppered by a crash

Matt Walls has said he keeps improving and there’s still further things to work on after he claimed a bronze medal in the World Championship omnium with a gutsy ride in the final points race.

The Oldham-born rider had a strong start to the competition coming second in the scratch race and seventh in the tempo race. That meant that at the halfway point of the competition he was fourth.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.