The women’s omnium began with a cagey scratch race, in which Georgi finished in 10 th place after narrowly avoiding a crash in the penultimate lap. Three sprint points then helped her to a sixth place finish in the tempo race, and Saturday’s elimination race silver medallist showed her prowess in the format once again in race three, finishing in third to move up to sixth place with just the final points race to go.
Starting the points race 18 points behind third placed Rachele Barbieri of Italy, Georgi burst into life in the second half of the race, taking a lap and maximum points on the sixth of 10 sprints – however points scored by those around her saw the gap between her and the podium places extend further.
The race was then halted for 45 minutes, as medics attended to Ukraine’s Ganna Solovei and Greece’s Argiro Milaki, who both left the track on stretchers. Everybody at British Cycling sends their best wishes to both riders.
A last-ditch effort to take a second lap earned Georgi maximum points on the ninth sprint, and six more on the 10 th and final sprint of the race, however her group was unable to make up enough ground in the laps remaining – earning her a hard-fought seventh place.
Afterwards, she said:
“Today was pretty hard actually. It’s my first omnium at this level, and I didn’t have the best start in the scratch race, but I think I used my road endurance to keep progressing […]