Hansen wins the Olympic Omnium with standout performance

Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark) made history to become the first ever athlete to win gold in the Omnium at the Olympic Games. Hansen secured his win with a personal best in the Kilo with a time of 1:02.314. However the Dane's most impressive ride was an event beforehand, in the 15 kilometre scratch race. Heading into the race, and sitting third in the overall standings, Hansen was a marked man. His race took a turn for the worse when he crashed mid-way through. Once back on his bike, the Dane, fuelled by pure adrenalin, attacked from the field to take a lap. It moved him into the overall lead with just the Kilo to come and effectively saved his race.

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