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Cycling: Track Cycling World Cup: Laura Trott wins Britain’s fourth gold

Olympic champion Laura Trott claimed Great Britain’s fourth gold of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London with victory in the women’s omnium.

Trott rode tactically in the final race of six disciplines to finish 12 points clear of Belgium’s Jolien D’Hoore, with Netherland’s Kirsten Wild third.

It was the Briton’s second gold medal of the meet following her success in the women’s team pursuit on Friday.

Britain’s total medal haul currently stands at four gold and one bronze.

Trott, who won the individual points race at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, held a 13 point lead over D’Hoore going into the 100-lap race and sat on the wheel of her rival for much of the event.

With five points available for the winner of each of the 10 sprints, the 22-year-old was happy to see her lower-placed opponents hoover up the majority on offer before leaping clear to take sprint nine and secure gold with 10 laps still to go.

Trott made an excellent start to the two-day omnium event, winning the scratch race and individual pursuit to give herself breathing room in the eliminator, time trial and flying lap disciplines.

Great Britain’s Jon Dibben is still to go in the men’s omnium on the final day of the meeting at the Lee Valley VeloPark.

The 22-year-old is sixth in the standings, 29 points off a medal position, with the points race to come.

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Cycling: Laura Trott beats Marianne Vos to London omnium win

Britain’s Laura Trott decisively saw off the challenge of Marianne Vos to win the omnium at the opening round of the Revolution Series  in London.

Trott got the better of Olympic road race champion Vos as she won all six races that make up the omnium event.

The 22-year-old Wiggle Honda also won the Australian pursuit and scratch race at Lee Valley Velodrome.

The Revolution Series is a UCI event with points available for the UCI World Cup and World Track Championships.

Round two takes place on 22 November at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

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Glasgow 2014: Laura Trott wins points race gold for England

Laura Trott celebrates gold in the 25km points race at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

Laura Trott

From sickbed to saviour. Laura Trott was able to hold down only porridge a few days ago but the weekend finished with England’s golden girl tasting victory once again. Having being diagnosed with a kidney infection on Thursday, Trott’s dramatic triumph in the 25km points race ensured a return to the top of the podium and provided England with only their second triumph of the Games at this track.

It was a win, she said, that compared with her two Olympic titles in 2012. This one, however, was arguably more impressive, coming as it did after doctors had recorded a worryingly high temperature only days previously. Trott’s recovery was immense, digging deep into energy reserves, that had been eviscerated by illness, to edge past Wales’s Elinor Barker and win at the line after half an hour of gruelling sprints

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