Sebastián Mora says goodbye to the omnium with a fifth place

Titanic fight, gritted your teeth to the end, but that couldn’t be. Sebastián Mora ended his participation in the men’s Omnium with a worthy roll and a respectable fifth place finish. The Villarreal man, after his good performances in the first tests, arrived with options up to the last bar of the classification, notably in an elimination (6th) that gave him wings after losing in the eighth lap when he was about to a delicate situation saved by being excluded when one is locked up. He was saved by inches. In the classification, he won laps, fought with the best and scored points in several sprints. In fact, in the last race he had a chance to fight for bronze but he ran out of gas.

In the rest of the day Triumphs of two multidisciplinary stars like Lotte Kopecky and Filippo Ganna. The Belgian claimed gold in the women’s elimination with great aplomb, while the Italian did the same in the pursuit with an incredible comeback against Britain’s Bigham. The “Giant of Verbania” lost compared to pistard local but with one In the final stratospheric kilometer, he overtook Bigham by 54 thousandths in the last stride to the finish line. A meager income, but enough to win his seventh world gold on the track.

Get back on the road

Having seen the highlight of their program with the long-distance road test, the Glasgow World Championships move on. And in the coming days, track cycling will continue to be the focus. This Monday is an important event for Spain Omnium C1, category in which Ricardo Ten completes his participation in the scratch test. The Valencian sits third overall, just four points behind first place Brit Sam Ruddock. Next Tuesday, the focus of the mixed relay team time trial will once again be on the road.

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