Staff GB’s Matt Partitions wins GOLD in males’s omnium as he dominates 100-lap Olympic race to maintain Italy’s Elia Viviani and France’s Benjamin Thomas at bay in Tokyo
Matt Partitions received gold within the Olympic males’s omnium to ship Nice Britain’s first title within the velodrome of those Video games.
The 23-year-old rode neatly all through the four-discipline occasion to win with a cushty closing margin of 24 factors from Campbell Stewart of New Zealand.
Partitions, who received the opening scratch race, went into the deciding factors race with a slim benefit of simply six factors however gained a lap on the sector early on to take management, and will then mark his rivals for the rest of the 100-lap occasion.
Partitions, from Oldham, began fantastically after gaining a lap simply earlier than the second dash, seeing him achieve 25 factors in complete and placing stress on the remainder of the pack early on.
It noticed the Staff GB star open up a 29-point lead and take full management after only a few accomplished sprints.
Matt Partitions is an Olympic champion after securing the gold medal within the males’s omnium
Staff GB’s Matt Partitions (proper) wins the gold medal within the males’s observe biking omnium
Benjamin Thomas, who began the session third, tried to slim the deficit to Partitions after nipping to the entrance however Partitions saved his composure out in entrance.
Forward of the sixth dash, Partitions was in cruise management with a 38-point lead and the Staff GB would go on to increase it by one other 5 after profitable the dash.
With the laps dwindling, Partitions saved the tempo however acquired his techniques spot on to ensure he saved the likes of Italy’s Elia Viviani and France’s Benjamin Thomas at arm’s size.
Partitions completed the omnium in type and secured the Olympic crown in type, beating defending Viviani with 154 factors on Thursday.
Partitions dominated from begin to end and by no means regarded threatened over the 100-lap race
Partitions had received the opening occasion within the omnium, edging a five-rider dash on the finish of the 40-lap scratch race on the Izu Velodrome earlier within the day.
Partitions, a bronze medallist on the 2020 world championships, closed down an preliminary four-man assault which included Denmark’s Niklas Larsen and produced a surging end to take 40 factors to set him up completely for the ultimate race.
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