World Scratch Race Championship (Denmark)
Courtesy of British Cycling. Report: Eddie Allen | Images: Larry Hickmott
The Danish hosts got their first gold medal of the competition with an impressive ride from Alex Rasmussen, following a decisive lap gain mid-race and a well-timed lunge for the line. The Dane was joined in his lap gain by Colombian Arango and then later by Japanese rider Kazuhiro Mori.
Great Britain's Chris Newton, smarting from his near-miss in Wednesday's Points Race, was in combative mood, attacking repeatedly throughout. However, Newton was a marked man and was unable to break away, meaning it was essentially a three-man race from the halfway point onwards. Newton will no doubt be frustrated, as he attempted to orchestrate a chase to catch the breakaway Dane, but indecision in the bunch put paid to his medal chances, with Chris eventually finishing fifth.
1 RASMUSSEN Alex DEN