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Track World Championships: Hayter defends Omnium crown, Kopecky and Bossuyt win women’s Madison

Ethan Hayter (Great Britain) wins men’s Omnium at 2022 UCI Track World Championships (Image credit: UCI) Hayter defends Omnium world title in final lap sprint…

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Ethan Hayter (Great Britain) wins men’s Omnium at 2022 UCI Track World Championships (Image credit: UCI) Hayter defends Omnium world title in final lap sprint

Ethan Hayter (Great Britain) won the Men’s Omnium on Saturday at the 2022 UCI Track World Championships at the Saint Quentin en Yvelines velodrome to successfully defend his 2021 title. On the last lap of the final event, Benjamin Thomas (France) earned the silver medal, while Aaron Gate (New Zeland) hung on to a podium spot with bronze.

Gate took the early lead in the Omnium with a victory in the Scratch race. Shunsuke Imamura (Japan) was second and Kelland O’Brien (Australia) took third just ahead of Hayter.

In the Tempo Race, J.E. Arango Carvajal (Colombia) took a lap on the field early in the race to earn 23 points. With eight laps to go, Imamura charged to the lead and held on with 41 points to take the win. Hayter finished in second place with 30 points, while Gate was third with 24 points.

Elia Viviani (Italy) held tough in the Elimination race until he ran out of gas in the final foursome on the track. Canadian Dylan Bibic was next to fade to take the third place slot.

It came down to a sprint between 2017 Omnium World Champion Thomas Benjamin of France and Hayter, the reigning world champion. To the delight of the home crowd, Benjamin came around Hayter with half a lap to go to take the Elimination race. However, the points for second […]

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