Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish secure fifth British gold at UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Posted on: 08 Mar 2016 10:24:41
08 March 2016 Current Affairs: Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish fifth British gold at UCI Track, winning the Track Cycling World Championships Madison title here at Lee Valley VeloPark, eight years after their first win as a pair.Wiggins and Cavendish won the 2008 title in Manchester before their road careers took off. Wiggins became the first British Tour de France winner in 2012, while Cavendish has won 26 Tour stages and the 2011 road race world title before returning to the track. The pair reprised their partnership for one last time at world level and won in emphatic fashion before saluting the crowd and Wiggins kissed the track after Britain’s fifth gold of the five-day event. Laura Trott had earlier won her second gold of the championships in the omnium as the hosts topped the medal table.The 30-year-old Manxman hit the deck inside the final 10 laps as Wiggins crossed the line to seal victory.Cavendish now has three world titles in the discipline and four in all, after also winning the 2005 title with Rob Hayles in Los Angeles. Wiggins, who supported Cavendish in his road race win in 2011, has eight world titles: the 2014 road time-trial world title plus seven on the track.
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