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Ed Clancy flies in the flying lap

Yorkshire's cycling hero Ed Clancy Credit: PA

Back in the saddle after riding to Olympic glory yesterday Ed Clancy from Huddersfield had another stunning performance today this time in the 250m flying lap.

Ed leads the men's omnium after riding his lap in 12.566 seconds, more than half a second over his nearest rival, Shane Archibold of New Zealand. The flying lap is the first of six disciplines in the multi-event omnium.


Clancy is world beater

Holmfirth's Ed Clancy celebrates after winning Gold at the Velodrome. Credit: David Davies/PA Wir

Holmfirth's Ed Clancy and his GB team-mates Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh have won a gold medal in the men's team pursuit finals in a new world record time of 3:51.659.

The British quartet, who won Track Cycling World Championships gold in Melbourne in April, now have successfully defended the title won by Clancy, Thomas, Bradley Wiggins and Paul Manning in Beijing. Clancy's focus will now turn to the six-discipline omnium, which is set to begin tomorrow.

Ed Clancy (left), and his GB team-mates celebrate with their Gold medals. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
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