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British Olympic champion Katie Archibald won omnium gold at the European Track Championships, her second title in two nights in Paris.
Archibald, 22, dominated the event, with Dutch rider Kirsten Wild second and Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky third.
That came 24 hours after she won her third consecutive women’s individual pursuit title, having gained silver in Thursday’s elimination race.
The Scottish cyclist won gold in the pursuit quartet at the Olympics in Rio.
21/10/16: European Track Championships: Katie Archibald claims individual pursuit gold
British Olympic champion Katie Archibald won a third consecutive women’s individual pursuit title at the European Track Championships in Paris.
The 22-year-old Scot finished four seconds ahead of Polish opponent Justyna Kaczkowska in the final.
She set a personal best in qualifying on the way as she added gold to the silver she won in the elimination race.
Archibald was part of Britain’s gold medal-winning team pursuit quartet at the Olympics in Rio.
“I thought I was destined for failure because I’d been working at a lot slower pace in training,” she said.
“I guess I must still be benefiting from my Olympic form but I’m also pretty well rested.
“It guarantees me a place at the World Championships as continental champion so that’s my ticket booked. I’m really happy.”
Elsewhere, Elinor Barker finished fifth in the points race and Mark Stewart sixth in the new-look omnium, which has been reduced to four events from six and contested over one day rather than two, while Rachel James fell in the Keirin final.