Stewart shines in Pruszkow as Netherlands pair secure madison gold

Campbell Stewart produced an impressive late burst to secure omnium glory at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships on Saturday.

British rider Ethan Hayter led the overall standings after the scratch, tempo and elimination races, but New Zealander Stewart was in contention after consistent performances.

In the pivotal points race, Stewart timed his late burst to perfection, lapping the field to gain a 20-point bonus to put him out of range and secure his country's first gold medal in Pruszkow.

Hayter ended up having to settle for the bronze medal after losing out on second place in the final sprint to France's Benjamin Thomas.

Australian Ash Ankudinoff triumphed in the women's individual pursuit. Germany's Lisa Brennauer was second with compatriot Lisa Klein claiming the final spot on the podium.

After having to settle for a silver medal last year, Daria Shmeleva struck gold this time in the women's 500 metre time trial, while Dutch duo Amy Pieters and Kirsten Wild were victorious in the women's madison.

Britain's hopes of a medal in the madison event were hampered by the absence of Katie Archibald, who was ruled out due to concussion after a crash in Friday's omnium points race 

Elinor Barker was drafted in to partner Neah Evans but the pair finished fourth, behind Australia and Denmark.

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