Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling’s double Olympic champion Laura Trott Win the Silver Medal in the Omnium at the World Track Championships in Cali, Colombia, as defending champion Sarah Hammer of the United States retained her title.
The 21-year-old Great Britain rider finished the six-race event with a total of just 20 points, but was six points behind Hammer, who dominated the two day competition almost from the start.
"I am actually happy with how this has turned out," Trott said afterwards. "I had a few shaky moments in the World Cups, not winning and just getting lucky at the Manchester World Cup [in November] that they just let me go and take a lap.”
Although Trott improved her performance in the Points Race on day one, she ended the day a little disappointed with fourth in the Elimination Race, which she has made her own in recent years. With more than two years to go to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, however, the British rider is happy with her current form.
“I still think there’s work to do,” she conceded. “I always think - although I do always want to win every single race that I enter - this time before London where was I? I was still a junior. And the next year was Apeldoorn and I finished 16th. And then went on to win the following year.”
Trott’s Silver Medal was her second of the Championships, after having taken Gold as part of Great Britain’s Team Pursuit squad - which also included Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling teammates Dani King and Joanna Rowsell. It was also Great Britain’s fifth medal in total, all of which were taken by the country’s women riders.
"Although I would've absolutely love to have won, I'm really pleased with how I got on and how I am improving in each event," Trott added.
Result World Championship Omnium
1. Sara Hammer (United States)
2. Laura Trott (Great Britain)
3. Annette Edmondson (Australia)
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