Neah Evans and Matt Walls strike gold again for Great Britain in Bulgaria

Great Britain’s Neah Evans and Matt Walls each secured their second gold medal of this year’s European Track Cycling Championships on Friday, while there was also a silver for Laura Kenny.

Evans, part of Thursday’s women’s team pursuit success in Plovdiv, won the individual event as she posted a time of 3:29.456, beating Italy’s Martina Alzini by more than two seconds. Team-mate Josie Knight finished fourth.

Walls added to his elimination race triumph on Wednesday by taking victory in the men’s omnium by 12 points.

Kenny – another of the victorious team pursuit riders – finished second in the women’s omnium, nine points behind Elisa Balsamo of Italy.

Evans said: “When it sinks in, it’ll feel very special – I’m delighted!

“It’s been a busy week; it’s been a bit bizarre as effectively we’ve had a summer of no racing and then to come to the European track champs where it’s just been non-stop. It’s been great to get back racing, and to get some really good results is just amazing.”

Walls said: “It was a tough race, it’s been a long day. I managed to come into the final points race with a bit of a lead (four points), I was able to hold that lead and ended up with another win.

“I’m really happy to come away with a second jersey. I’ve got the Madison on Sunday so I’m looking forward to that and hopefully I can make it a third.”

Saturday’s action in Bulgaria will see British riders competing in the women’s keirin and the men’s and women’s points races.

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