Melbourne, Australia — Canadian Zach Bell scored a silver medal in the omnium event at the 2012 UCI Track World Championships. Bell rode his Felt TK1 to his second career silver medal at Worlds, following his second-place finish in the same event in 2009.
Bell waged a tight battle with Australian Glenn O-Shea in the two-day, six-event omnium competition. Bell was sitting second at the end of the first day, and moved into a first-place tie with O’Shea after the fifth of six competitions.
The Aussie got the edge in the final race, the kilo, and Bell took home silver, Canada’s third medal at this year’s World Championships.
In the womens Omnium, Sarah Hammer (USA) grabbed bronze behind Laura Trott (GBR) and Annette Edmondson (AUS). The 4-time World Champion now sets her sights on the 2012 Olympic Games in London beginning in late July.