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British rider will defend Olympic title in Rio as reigning world champion

Laura Trott has won her second gold medal of the 2016 UCI track World Championships, adding the omnium title to the scratch race she won on Thursday evening.

Trott went into the last of the six events, the points race, with a lead of 12 points over Laurie Berthon of France though the biggest threat to her was seen as Sarah Hammer of the USA, who had beaten her in last night's elimination race.

The British rider, who won the omnium on this track on its Olympic debut at London 2012, immediately extended the gap by taking the first of the 10 sprints ahead of Hammer, and continued to extend her lead throughout.

Hammer moved up into the silver medal position ahead of the final sprint, but finished with bronze as she and Berthon went head to head in the charge for the line, the French rider prevailing to claim silver.

Yesterday evening, Trott was track centre preparing for one of the six omnium events when her fiancée Jason Kenny won the individual sprint, and this afternoon he went for a second gold medal after reaching the keirin final.

Boxed in initially, he tried to come round the outside on the penultimate lap but the effort cost him and he was tailed off in last place as Germany's Joachim Eilers.

If he had won, that would make it two golds apiece for the couple this week at the Lee Valley VeloPark, the same as they achieved there at the London 2012 Olympics which was when their relationship was made public after they appeared at the beach volleyball on Horse Guards Parade together.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.