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Bobby Lea finishes with bronze in London, gains lead in World Cup

Bobby Lea finishes third at the London Track World Cup and gains the lead in the World Cup Omnium with one weekend remaining

Bobby Lea (Custom Velo) finished with a bronze medal in the omnium competition at the UCI track cycling World Cup in London on Sunday.

After Saturday’s action, Lea sat third on the omnium. Solidifying his bronze on Sunday, he finished off the weekend with a third-place finish in the 1km time trial, followed by a seventh-place flying lap, and a 13-place effort in the points race.

Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria Rendon won the omnium gold with 197 points, Australian Scott Law earned silver with 171 points, and Lea took bronze with 164 points.

Lea, 31, currently leads the men’s omnium World Cup rankings after the first two events with 240 points, followed by Casper Phillip Pedersen of Denmark with 179 points and Rendon with 150 points.

Women’s Omnium

American Jennifer Valente (TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) had a strong showing on Sunday, climbing up from 10th to sixth place on the omnium. With a couple of top-four finishes and a 14th place finish in the points race, she was able to move inside of the top-10 for the weekend.

Laura Trott of Great Britain went on to win the women’s omnium with 193 points, followed by Jolien D’Hoore of Belgium with 181 points and Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands with 167 for bronze.

Valente finished sixth with 136 points.

D’Hoore currently leads the women’s omnium World Cup standings with 285 points, Marlies Mejias Garcia of Cuba stands second with 240 and Wild is third with 225 points.

Valente is tied for 12th with Sarah Hammer (Performance United-FELT) with 98 points.

The final round of the 2014-15 track World Cup runs January 16-18 in Cali, Colombia.