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Danish cyclist wins Olympic gold in men's omnium

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By Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark has won the gold medal in the men's omnium at the London Velodrome following a crash in one of the six races of the event.

Hansen hit the wooden boards in a curve after connecting with the rear wheel of Briton Edward Clancy in the scratch race but was uninjured and got back on the track.

He managed to rejoin the peloton after regaining a lap and finished sixth at the line. Hansen then produced a big effort in the 1-kilometer time trial to win the inaugural Olympic title in the multidiscipline event with a total of 27 points.

Bryan Coquard of France took the silver medal and Clancy claimed bronze.