LONDON (Reuters) - Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen finished with a scorching time-trial to win the Olympic men's track cycling omnium event on Sunday.
Hansen was tied in a three-way points lead with France's Bryan Coquard, who claimed the silver, and Italy's Elia Viviani heading into the showdown event but he edged out all his gold-medal rivals in the decider to clinch the title.
His victory was all the more impressive after he suffered a nasty crash in the penultimate scratch race, skidding on the pine before getting back on his bike to finish strongly.
He ensured victory with a second place finish in the time-trial, with only Britain's Ed Clancy finishing ahead of him in the 1km dash.
Clancy's scintillating time-trial ensured he claimed the bronze, climbing from fifth to third in the final event.
(Reporting by Toby Davis; editing by Tom Pilcher)