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Cyclist Ed Clancy wins bronze medal in omnium event at London Olympic velodrome
7:34pm Sunday 5th August 2012 in Olympics in St Helens
NEWTON-based cyclist Ed Clancy has won a bronze medal to add to the gold he picked up on Friday.
Clancy put in a storming performance to win the 1k time trial final leg of the multi-event omnium at the London velodrome in a astonishing 1 minute 98 seconds. He flew round the track to post a time that would have been good enough to win the world individual title in this discipline a few years ago.
But his chances of gaining another gold in the omnium had evaporated earlier with a couple of 'down the field' finishes in his weaker elements including the points and elimination races.
Speaking on the BBC after hearing he had moved back up into third place, Clancy said that he had not been able to match some of the omnium specialists in the bunch racing and that his main target had always been the team pursuit.
His gold medal in the pursuit in world record time doubled up the gold medal he had won in Beijing when Bradley Wiggins also rode in the winning pursuit squad with Clancy.