Mark Cavendish retains third place overall in Olympic omnium after kilometre time trial

Cavendish put in the sixth best time of field with Elia Viviani taking the overall lead after finishing third

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish (GBr) has retained his third place overall in the Olympic omnium in Rio after taking sixth place in the 1km time trial.

The Manxman now sits 22 points off Elia Viviani's (Ita) first position total of 140, with two of the six events remaining; the flying lap and the points race.

>>> Bradley Wiggins denies Mark Cavendish rift after team pursuit

New Zealand's Dylan Kennett took the victory in the time trial with a time of 1-00-923, just shy of Sir Chris Hoy's Olympic record of 1-00-711, as Cavendish put in a time of 1-02-868 to take sixth in an event he doesn't favour.

Belgian rider Jasper De Buyst didn't start the event after suffering food poisoning on Sunday night.


Olympic Games 2016, Men's Omnium: Kilometre time trial (4/6)

1. Dylan Kennett (NZl), 1-00-923

2. Glenn O'Shea (Aus), 1-02-332

3. Elia Viviani (Ita), 1-02-338

4. Fernando Gaviria (Col), 1-02-469

5. Lasse Norman Hansen (Den), 1-02-538

6. Mark Cavendish (GBr), 1-02-868

7. Tim Veldt (Ned), 1-03-464

8. Chun Wing Leung (HKg), 1-03-730

9. Roger Kluge (Ger), 1-03-797

10. Artyom Zakharov (Kaz), 1-03-941

Overall top ten after four rounds

1. Elia Viviani (Ita) 140 points

2. Thomas Boudat (Fra) 126

3. Mark Cavendish (GBr) 126

4. Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) 118

5. Fernando Gaviria (Col) 118

6. Roger Kluge (Ger) 114

7. Glenn O'Shea (Aus) 114

8. Dylan Kennett (NZl) 110

9. Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) 88

10. Gideoni Monteiro (Bra) 78

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Richard Windsor

Follow on Twitter: @richwindy

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).