Track Cycling World Cup: Lewis Oliva wins second bronze as keirin rivals falter

Last Updated: 19/01/14 12:07pm

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Lewis Oliva, centre, has now won two bronze medals at the event

Lewis Oliva, centre, has now won two bronze medals at the event

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Lewis Oliva won his second bronze medal of the Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico by finishing third in the men's keirin.

The 21-year-old Welshman was awarded the medal after two riders from the six-man field were disqualified and a third was relegated for entering the sprinter's lane.

Oliva had earlier won team sprint bronze on Friday alongside Callum Skinner and John Paul.

It was the young British team's only medal of the second day of the three-day meeting in Guadalajara, although Jon Dibben is on course for a place on the podium in the men's omnium after reaching the halfway stage in a three-way share of the lead.

The 19-year-old finished fourth in the flying lap, fifth in the points race and fourth in the elimination race to leave him tied on 13 points with Australia's Tirian McManus and France's Thomas Boudat.

Omnium promise

Britain is also well-placed for a medal in the women's omnium, where Dani King lies fourth overall after three of the six events.

King finished fourth in the flying lap, seventh in the points race and sixth in the elimination race to leave her on 17 points, four adrift of third-placed Isabella King, of Australia. Both the men's and women's omniums conclude on Sunday.

In other events, Dibben finished 15th in the men's individual pursuit, Skinner claimed fifth in the men's 1km time trial, and Victoria Williamson came seventh in the women's 500m time trial.

Williamson was also in action in the women's individual sprint, finishing seventh, with team-mate Danielle Khan exiting at the last-16 stage and ended the event 11th.

The meeting concludes on Sunday with the men's individual sprint, women's keirin, men's madison and the final events of the men's and women's omnium.

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