World Monitor Biking Championship: Ethan Hayter dominates for omnium gold

Hayter received omnium bronze on the 2019 Worlds

Britain’s Ethan Hayter put in a devastating efficiency within the factors race to win omnium gold on the World Monitor Biking Championships in France.

The 23-year-old had led by six factors after wins within the scratch and tempo races and fourth within the elimination.

And he gained a lap on the remainder of the sphere within the factors race finale to complete on 180 – 56 factors clear.

Earlier, Katie Archibald received her third medal of the week with madison bronze alongside Neah Evans.

The pair completed on 24 factors, one forward of Italy with Kirsten Wild and Amy Pieters of the Netherlands profitable the occasion for the third time on 35 factors and France’s Clara Copponi and Marie Le Internet second on 30 factors.

The success for Hayter, who additionally received silver within the madison on the Tokyo Olympics, noticed him turn into the primary British man since Ed Clancy in 2010 to win world omnium gold and accomplished a double for GB after Archibald triumphed within the ladies’s equal on Friday.

Silver went to New Zealand’s Aaron Gate on 124 with Italy’s Elia Viviani, the 2016 Olympic champion, again in third on 120.

In the meantime, the Italian delegation had 20 bikes, together with 15 observe bikes, stolen in a single day from their resort.

“It was the work of well-organised professionals,” stated the pinnacle of the Italian delegation, Roberto Amadio.

“We knew the problem, from this perspective, of the journey and that is why we selected to remain in a resort with a non-public and managed parking zone however clearly it didn’t stop the actions of those individuals.”

Every of the bikes was stated to be value £8,460 (10,000 euros) however competitors organisers stated that every one the racers who misplaced bikes had already completed their marketing campaign on the occasion.

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