NEWPORT’S Jon Mould wins a silver medal in the scratch race at the Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester on Friday night.

Mould, riding for Team Wales, found himself in a breakaway and subsequent tussle for gold with Kazakhstan’s Nikita Panassenko and eventually crossed the line in second.

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World and European champion Katie Archibald also claimed silver as the Manchester crowd was treated to a thrilling women’s omnium on the opening night of the event at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre.

Great Britain rider Archibald and the USA’s Jennifer Valente went into the final sprint of the final event separated by just a single point, but it was the American who found the energy to secure gold after the gruelling 80-lap race.

Archibald had earlier won the elimination race and took fourth and second in the scratch and tempo races respectively, before winning three sprints during the points race to set up the sensational finale.