Two gold medals on the final day help Great Britain cement their place at the top of the medals table at the UCI Track World Championship

Final day gold medals from Mark Cavendish, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott helped Great Britain top the medal table at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London.

Trott stormed to her first Omnium title in four years before Cavendish and Wiggins finished the meeting off in style with a sensational gold in the Madison.

Jon Dibben’s gold in the points race and Jason Kenny’s win in the sprint leave GB with five gold medals in total, two more than Germany, who finished in second place.

Other medals for Britain include a silver and bronze for the men and women’s team pursuit squads respectively, a bronze for Andy Tennant in the individual pursuit and a further bronze by Becky James in the women’s keirin.

While topping the medals table will give the British team confidence going into Rio 2016, only two of the gold medals were won in Olympic disciplines.

Cavendish couldn’t find the podium in the men’s Omnium, putting his Olympic place in doubt, with British Cycling’s technical director Shane Sutton confirming that the Omnium rider will be the fifth rider in the team pursuit squad, although his Madison performance will have boosted his chances somewhat.

Medals table top five

Gold Silver Bronze
Great Britain 5 1 3
Germany 3 2 3
Australia 2 2 1
Russia 2 0 1
China 1 2 0

 

  • Neil Richardson

    I know this adding up business can be tricky but China got 2 silvers (team sprint and individual sprint)