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Wood you believe it! Great Britain strike gold on final night in Glasgow

Wood you believe it! Great Britain strike gold on final night in Glasgow

It was a golden night for Ollie Wood as he took gold in the omnium on the final day of the UCI Track Nations Cup…

Sunday, Apr 24

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It was a golden night for Ollie Wood as he took gold in the omnium on the final day of the UCI Track Nations Cup to seal a brilliant weekend for the Great Britain Cycling Team in Glasgow.

Men’s omnium

Riding for Team Inspired, Wood shone across all four omnium events to deliver Great Britain’s first gold medal on the final event of the weekend.

Wood took the overall win with 145 points – 11 points ahead of the field – while Will Perrett (Spellman Dublin Port Track Team) came fifth, just six points off third. Olympic champion Matt Walls finished 13 th , coming straight from a busy period of racing on the road, and Rhys Britton came in 23 rd riding for Team Wales.

Wood took the lead in the first round of the event with a comfortable win in the scratch race and continued to showcase his strength with a third place in the tempo race, where he was followed by Perrett in fourth.

A sixth place in the elimination set Wood up perfectly for a podium position going into the final race, and a powerful display in the points race gave him the golden ticket to the top step of the podium after gaining a lap on the field.

Wood said: “It’s pretty good to win gold. You don’t get many chances to race in front of a home crowd so it’s nice to win gold anyway, and even nicer in front of a home crowd.“I got off to […]

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