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1ST LEAD Viviani takes omnium gold, Cavendish finally earns Olympic medal By Derek Wilson, dpa

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Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Italy‘s Elia Viviani claimed gold in the men‘s omnium in track cycling Monday while Britain‘s Mark Cavendish ended his long wait for an Olympic medal by taking silver.

Viviani topped the multi-discipline event with 207 points as he held off Cavendish in the final points race. Cavendish in turn did enough to claim second on 194 with reigning champion Lasse Hansen of Denmark taking bronze on 192.

"It‘s unbelievable. I still don‘t understand this moment," Viviani said. "I think later on in bed I will realise it."

However, the last race was overshadowed by South Korean cyclist Park Sang Hoon being stretchered away following an accident which appeared to be caused by Cavendish cutting him off. Viviani also tumbled but was unhurt.

"It was my fault, I should have been looking more," Cavendish admitted. "I hope he‘s all right."

The gold medal is the biggest success of Viviani‘s career while Cavendish, a multiple world champion and 30-time Tour de France stage winner, finally has his first medal on his third trip to the Games.

He was the only British cyclist not to win a medal in Beijing 2008 and failed from the position of favourite in the 2012 road race but has now achieved his long-standing ambition of a podium finish in the Olympics.

"I was beaten by the best guy out there," Cavendish said. "I did everything I could in the race, I gave everything I had, I couldn‘t give any more, so I have to be happy. Elia was strongest across all races, so hats off to the win."

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