Dibben in medal contention at European Track Championships

18 October 2014 / 13:07

Jonathan Dibben sits in bronze medal position at the half way stage of the men’s omnium after a strong individual showing on day three of the European Track Championships in Guadeloupe.

The 20-year-old opened his account by finishing fourth in the scratch race, capitalising from being one of four men to gain a lap.

And in what was otherwise a difficult day for Britain’s cyclists, Dibben then shot to the top of the overall table, clocking 4:43.107 to win the individual pursuit.

A sixth-place finish in the elimination race then left the Southampton-born rider in bronze medal position on 104 points, four behind midway leader Artur Ershov of Russia and two behind Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur of Spain.

Elsewhere, Callum Skinner and Matt Crampton failed to progress past the first round of the men’s sprint as did Rosie Blount and Katy Marchant in the women’s equivalent.

While in the women’s scratch race, Ciara Horne and Elinor Barker, winner of team pursuit gold on day two, were 25th and 28th respectively.

And Mark Christian and Owain Doull were both penalised by the commissaries for illegal assistance in the men’s points race, with the former finishing 13th and Doull disqualified. 

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