With just one round of the omnium remaining Aaron Gate is in a very strong position.  As he heads into his favoured event – the points race – Gate sits in fifth place overall, 20 points behind first placed Albert Torres of Spain.

After the morning session Aaron Gate headed into the final two rounds of the omnium in very good shape.  He’d finished sixth in the opening scratch race, but it was the new tempo race – a brand new addition to the new format – that saw him take the win in to move into second place behind Albert Torres Barcelo of Spain.  With two rounds remaining Gate sat in second place 8 points adrift of gold and two points ahead of Szymon Sajnok of Poland.

The elimination was a tense affair with a number of crashes taking riders down.  Sajnok himself went down twice relatively early on in the omnium.  Gate looked in his element during round 3 of the omnium, comfortable on the front of the field as he was emerging from the back of the bunch.  But Torres was also lurking still in the bunch and after looking like he might have been struggling and been on the verge of elimination himself, Torres succeeded in eliminating Gate himself whose podium aspirations suffered as he finished tenth in the race.

Gate’s campaign suffered a little bit more as Torres proceeded to hold on to a winning position, finishing fourth in the elimination in the end, while Benjamin Thomas of France took third place to overtake Gate.  In the end it was Simone Consonni of Italy and Sam Welsford of Australia left and Welsford took the win and the 20 points to leap up the standings.

With three rounds of the omnium complete then Albert Torres held the lead on 112 points ahead of Benjamin Thomas of France with 104.  Maximilian Beyer of Germany was third on 94 points, while Aaron Gate sat in fifth place behind Simone Consonni with both on 92 points.  The points race will be the penultimate event of the evening.

 

Results after 3 rounds:
Pos. Rider Nation Points

1

Albert Torres ESP

112

2

Benjamin Thomas FRA

104

3

Maximilian Beyer GER

94

4

Simone Consonni ITA

92

5

Aaron Gate NZL

92

6

Roy Eefting NED

90

7

Sam Welsford AUS

86

8

Szymon Sajnok POL

80

9

Casper Pedersen DEN

62

10

Gael Suter SUI

60

11

Lindsay De Volder BEL

58

12

Sultanmurat Miraliyev KAZ

56

13

Raman Tsishkou BLR

48

14

Ivo Oliveira POR

42

15

Shunsuke Imamura JPN

41

16

Sanghoon Park KOR

32

17

Roman Gladysh UKR

28

18

Viktor Manakov RUS

25

19

Chun Wing Leung HKG

24

20

Christopher Latham GBR

20

21

Edibaldo Maldonado Rayas MEX

17

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