Trott takes omnium silver at Worlds

Laura Trott took silver in the omnium as Britain finished without a gold medal at the Track World Championships for the first time since 2001.

Olympic champion Trott finished behind Australia’s Annette Edmondson to earn a third successive world omnium silver.

Britain also

won two silver medals

in the team pursuit events in Paris, but failed to match the two golds claimed in Colombia last year.

“I think we’re moving forward,” Trott, 22, told BBC Sport.

“It’s always hard to tell where you’re at because even at World Cups people don’t always put out their strongest teams.

“I think we’ve definitely moved forward since last year – obviously we won a gold medal then and we haven’t this year, but I think you’ll see in the times that we have come on. Slowly but surely we’ll get there.

“This time before London 2012 was the Apeldoorn Worlds and I came 16th in the omnium, so way down. I think we will come, it’s there, it’s just getting it to come together on the day.”

All the results and medallists from the Track Cycling World Championships.

Trott had always been playing catch-up in the six-discipline omnium after finishing 13th in the opening scratch race on Saturday, but she worked her way into contention for gold on day two.

She came fifth in the fourth discipline, the 500m time-trial, and was third in the flying lap, but could not overhaul the impressive Edmondson in the closing points race.

“I’m really happy, to be honest,” added Trott. “After the scratch race I think a lot of people had actually written me off and didn’t think I had the form.

Britain's Laura Trott ( L), winner Annette Edmondson of Australia (C) and second placed Netherlands' Kirsten Wild

Trott finished behind Australia’s Edmondson and ahead of Dutch rider Wild

“At the end of the day a silver medal at the World Championships is really good, I am pleased with where my form is at.

“I think I’ve got some work to do in some of the events – the 500m let me down this time, which is not normal for me, that’s one of my stronger events.

“But it will come together and I am really pleased to get the silver medal.”

Australian Anna Meares won the keirin to claim her 11th world title, a women’s record, and silver in the 500-metre time trial plus bronze in the team sprint took her overall tally to 26 world medals, surpassing Chris Hoy’s 26.

Host nation France topped the medals table with five gold medals after Gregory Bauge won the men’s sprint.

“It’s a big big performance, we did not expect that,” said Bauge. “It’s the perfect launching pad for the (Olympic) Games.”

Anna Meares of Australia

Australia’s Meares became the most successful woman ever at the Track World Championships

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/31576674

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