By Nick Bull
It was a case of deja vu at the London 2012 velodrome this evening, as Laura Trott thrilled the crowd during the Revolution Series meeting, the first competitive action at the iconic venue.
Trott won the flying lap, points race and the elimination in the omnium, the discipline in which she took Olympic gold here 18 months ago, and sits first in the classification with a perfect score ahead of the remaining three rounds tomorrow.
The velodrome was famed for its atmosphere during the Games, and the noise levels were raised whenever the Wiggle-Honda and Great Britain rider was competing.
In the elimination race, Trott made the final three, before a crash involving Dani King and Katie Archibald into turn one gave her the victory by default. The final three races of the omnium take place tomorow.
Almost as popular as Trott was Frenchman Francois Pervis. The recently crowned keirin, sprint and kilo world champion took the victory in the former, pipping Scotland's Chris Pritchard and Great Britain's Matt Crampton. Jason Kenny placed sixth.
In the Great Britain versus the rest of the world events, Germans Christian Grasmann and Leif Lampater won the entertaining, and slightly dicey GB versus the Rest of the World elimination race in a photo finish.
Recently-crowned world champions David Muntaner and Albert Torres then took the madison.
* Tomorrow evening's session of the Revolution Series will be streamed live on www.cyclingweekly.com.
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