Elia Viviani of Italy wins Gold in Men’s Omnium Cycling

Italy’s Elia Viviani won the gold medal in Men’s Omnium Cycling event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Monday in a dramatic race.

Rio 2016 Men’s Omnium Cycling Results / Winners: Italy's Elia Viviani (Gold), Great Britain's Mark Cavendish (Silver), Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen (Silver)

Recovering from a crash during the race, Elia Viviani won the gold with a total of 207 points – his first Olympic medal – and that too a Gold.

Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish won the controversial silver medal with a total of 194 points after being involved in crash that leaves Sanghoon Park in hospital and knocking down overall race leader Elia Viviani. It looked for a time as if there might be disciplinary consequences for Cavendish, but it did not happen.

Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark, the Olympic Gold Medalist in the event at London Olympics in 2012, had to settle for bronze medal with a total of 192 points.

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