Mark Cavendish's Olympic omnium selection bid given boost with win in Lithuania

Mark Cavendish wins the men's omnium at the Panevežys 2016 international track event in Lithuania

Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins win the Madison, Track World Championships 2016

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Mark Cavendish's bid for selection to ride the omnium event at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro received a boost over the weekend after he swept to a win in the discipline at the Panevežys 2016 in Lithuania.

The 31-year-old Manxman was part of Great Britain's line-up at the international event, and contested the six-round omnium alongside Kian Emadi.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.