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

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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.

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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).