Bronze to add to Gold

Ed Clancy in the Omnium
Great Britain's Ed Clancy competes in the Men's Omnium at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park during day eight of the London 2012 Olympics. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire.

Huddersfield's Ed Clancy's best moment came with his blistering victory in the last leg of the Omnium, the cycling equivalent to the decathlon but with six events not ten. This evening a gutsy ride, and his trademark acceleration, meant victory in the one kilometre time trial on day four of competition at the London 2012 velodrome.

The two types of distance race, where Clancy took 10th and 11th in the Scratch and Points events, dictated the colour of his medal.

In the one kilometre time trial he was 1.333 seconds quicker that Lasse Norman Hansen but the Dane's consistency meant he took gold, France's Bryan Coquard silver.

The 2010 world champion, twice an Olympic team pursuit gold medallist, clocked four minutes 20.853 seconds in the four-kilometre pursuit to place second in the event and move up to second overall.

Denmark's Lasse Hansen finished in 4mins 20.674secs to win the discipline, with world champion Glenn O'Shea of Australia third in 4:24.811 to take the overall lead.

France's Bryan Coquard, who led overnight, finished in 4:30.780 and Italy's Elia Viviani, who was second after three events, clocked 4:30.780.

New Zealand's Shane Archbold, who was seventh overnight, withdrew from the pursuit after 2km after suffering a puncture and was granted a restart. Archbold finished in 4:26.581 to place sixth and remain seventh overall.

With the 15km scratch race and one-kilometre time-trial to come in the day's only medal event at the velodrome, O'Shea led on 17 points, with Clancy two points behind.

Hansen was third, Viviani fourth on 20 points and Coquard fifth on 22 points.