Laura Trott increases Olympic omnium lead as Callum Skinner drops out of keirin

Jason Kenny qualified for the second round of the keirin as Katy Marchant and Becky James ease through to women's sprint semi finals

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Laura Trott increased her overall lead in the Olympic omnium in Tuesday's first session on the track, taking second place in the 500m time trial, the fourth event of the omnium.

Second place Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) now sits 12 points off Trott's total of 156 with Sarah Hammer (USA) close behind in third just two points behind D'Hoore.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).