Gold in Manchester
New Zealander Hayden Godfrey has won the men’s omnium title at the track cycling world championships in Manchester. The omnium was introduced at world championship level last year and includes five events: the 200m flying start sprint, scratch race, pursuit, points race and kilo time trial. The results of all five races are turned into points, and the rider with the lowest number is pronounced winner. Godfrey was delighted with the outcome. “When I first heard about this event a couple of years ago I knew it could suit me,” he said. “I’m not really a specialist in anything, more a jack of all trades.” For the past seven years, Godfrey has raced in the United States.