European Championships 2018: Katie Archibald wins omnium silver for third medal in Glasgow

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Katie Archibald wins omnium silver for Great Britrain
2018 European Championships
Venues: Glasgow and Berlin Dates: 2-12 August
Coverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra plus the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.

Britain’s Katie Archibald won her third medal of the European Championships in Glasgow with silver in the women’s omnium.

The 24-year-old Scot finished 12 points behind Dutch world champion Kirsten Wild despite winning the elimination race – the third of four events.

She gained a lap in the points race but Wild followed in her slipstream to put them well ahead of their opponents.

Earlier, Britons Ethan Hayter and Ollie Wood won bronze in the men’s madison.

The pair took the final sprint of the 200-lap race – worth double points – to move themselves onto the podium.

It brought 19-year-old Hayter his third medal of the Championships, having claimed a surprise gold in the omnium on Saturday, and won his first bronze in the team pursuit.

Hayter and Wood, 22, spent almost all of the race out of the medals but the 10 points they took for a late attack to win the race-ending sprint was enough to overhaul Spain.

They finished on 38 points, with Belgium (60) winning the gold medal and Germany (49) finishing second.

“It’s been better than I could have expected and I’m really happy with it,” Hayter told BBC Sport.

“It’s the first time I’ve ridden with Ollie so we’ve done pretty well.”

Wood added: “I was going hard on the front and I saw some clean air behind me, so we just went on and powered through to the line.”

Elsewhere, Jack Carlin finished fourth in the men’s sprint after losing the bronze-medal final.

Carlin, 21, drew level with Harrie Lavreysen after the Dutchman had won the first race, but the Scot was beaten in the decider.

GB take bronze in ‘exciting end’ to men’s madison

Archibald ‘dejected’ after silver

Archibald was European omnium champion in 2016 and 2017 but Wild – who won the world title in Apeldoorn in March – proved too strong in Glasgow.

“I’m a bit dejected. I didn’t have it,” Archibald told BBC Sport.

“Once I realised I didn’t have it, I switched off. Then you think you have to get lap gains instead – it was just a bit of a non-race as it became unachievable.”

Archibald won team pursuit gold and individual pursuit silver last week, and will go for a fourth medal on Tuesday in the madison (12:58 BST) with British team-mate Laura Kenny.

“I’m excited for the madison, me and Laura haven’t had much training together but what we have done has been really good,” she said.



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