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Oct 242014
 

trottBritish cycling star Laura Trott successfully retained her omnium title at the European Track Championships after another last gasp victory.

Trott battled back to claim the gold medal on Sunday by winning the very last sprint of the event. This moved her one point ahead of her Belgian rival Jolien D’Hoore (we’re not too sure how it’s pronounced either) and secured a second successive win to reclaim the European title which she gained last year.

The win capped a successful week for the ever-mighty Great Britain team as they claimed six gold medals at the championships in Guadeloupe.

Tweeting after the event Trott said: “Really need to get out the habit of leaving everything to the last sprint!

“Massive thanks to the whole team, it wasn’t easy for them in the heat. But I’m super happy to be double European champion.”

The British Olympian was third at the halfway point in the six event omnium competition and looked to have her work cut out. However Trott secured victory and the maximum 40 points in the fourth event which was a 500m time trial.

She then won a further 40 points by taking the fifth event flying lap to setup a showdown with D’Hoore in the final points race.

In trademark fashion she patiently waited and saved energy for the very last sprint before powering over the line to take the five points which earned her the overall win.

Trott now has her sights set on continuing her good form at the Revolution Series event in London this weekend. The competition is being held at the Lee Valley VeloPark which was used for the 2012 Olympic Games and should see Trott competing against multiple Olympic champion Marianne Vos.

Here’s hoping she can show Vos who’s boss!

 

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