Juan well down the pack; Trott wins women’s omnium

Hong Kong rider Diao Xiao Juan could only manage twelfth place in the women’s omnium as Great Britain’s Laura Trott claimed gold at the Rio Olympics.

Juan finished the multiple race event on 100 points, 99 points behind a bronze medal position and 130 points adrift of Trott.

Trott is the first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals and successfully defended her omnium title from the previous games in London.

American cyclist Sarah Hammer took the silver medal, only 24 points off Trott, while Belgian Jolien D’Hoore finished third to take the bronze.

“I can’t believe it. I didn’t expect that at all,” Trott said after landing her fourth Olympic gold.

“I couldn’t have done it without everyone, especially Paul Manning my coach. He puts up with me on a daily basis and I am over the moon.”

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