Trott triumphs again
November 18, 2012 17:55 pm
Olympic and world champion Laura Trott's Midas touch continued on the final day of the Track World Cup in Glasgow as her annus mirabilis ended on another high.
Trott, who won team pursuit gold on Friday's opening day of competition at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, claimed a second title with victory in the omnium to complete a sensational year.
Trott had to come from behind to win the six-discipline omnium, an event in which she was last beaten in London in February, her world title coming in Melbourne in April.
"I wanted to win - that is all it was," said the 20-year-old from Cheshunt.
"I was in silver medal position and I was like 'I'm not having that, no way'. Coming into this being double world and Olympic champion and going home with silver... it just wasn't going to happen. I just love winning, I do, I love the feeling."
Trott was fourth overnight after fourth place in the flying lap, ninth in the points race and first in the elimination race, a discipline which has become her speciality. She won the fourth event, the individual pursuit, on Sunday morning but was seventh in the scratch race to fall behind Ashlee Ankudinoff overall by two points.
It meant she had to beat the Australian by a minimum of two places in the final event, the 500metres time-trial, to win - and she duly did.
Trott clocked 35.867 seconds to place second in the discipline, with Ankudinoff fourth to slip to second overall. Russia's Tamara Balabolina was third.
Trott combined with Dani King and Elinor Barker to win team pursuit gold on day one, when Jess Varnish and Becky James triumphed in the team sprint.
Commonwealth Games medallist James was fifth in the women's keirin final, while Varnish had to settle for third in the minor final and ninth overall.
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