Golden boy Matt races to World Cup success

SHAW cyclist Matt Walls produced a golden finish to his UCI Track World Cup campaign at the Olympic velodrome in London.

The Tokyo 2020 hopeful raced to victory in the omnium after medal successes earlier in the competition in the team pursuit (bronze) and Madison (silver).

In doing so the former Crompton House School pupil completed a full set of medals at the three-day event.

Consistent finishes of third (scratch race), second (tempo race) and second (elimination race) gave Walls a lead going into the omnium’s final event-the points race.

Mexico’s Ignacio Prado Juarez threatened that lead by drawing level with Walls’ overall points tally as he gained a lap on the field.

But the 20-year-old Briton wasn’t to be denied, as he proved too strong for Prado in the closing stages. Olympic champion Elia Viviani won bronze.

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