The last day of racing at the track world championships in Manchester saw competition in the women's keirin and scratch race, the five-event men's omnium, and the men's 1000m time trial.
For the first time, things didn't go the host nation's way with American Jennie Reed scoring an upset win in the keirin to defeat Britain's golden girl Victoria Pendleton and Germany's Christin Muche.
The Netherlands boosted their gold medal tally by two on the final day with Eleonora Van Dijk winning the women's scratch race from Yumari Gonzalez (Cuba) and Belinda Goss (Australia), and Teun Mulder winning the men's 1000m time trial in 1:01.332, beating French pair Michaël d'Almeida (1:01.514) and François Pervis (1:01.579).
The New Zealand team finally tasted gold when Hayden Godfrey won the men's omnium, a five event race that tests all of a track rider's skills and fitness. Godfrey won the scratch race, placed third in the 200m flying time trial, was fourth in the 3000m pursuit and 1000m time trial, and finished seventh in the points race. Second overall in the omnium went to Australian Leigh Howard with Aliaksandr Lisouski (Belarus) finishing third.
Stephen McMahon was there to catch the action.
|Leigh Howard (Australia) was one of the early starters in the men's omnium sprint 200m t.t.|
|Gianpaolo Biolo (Italy) after his short, sharp 200 metres.|
|Germany's Robert Bartko concentrates on the task in hand.|
|Evgeny Kovalev (Russia) on his flying lap.|
|The home crowd was keen to see twenty year old Steven Burke (Great Britain) in action.|
|Ghislain Boiron (France) took victory in the sprint 200m t.t.|
|Bobby Lea (USA) finished in a very respectable fifth place just over a fifth of a second down.|
|Robert Slippens (Netherlands) builds up a head of steam on his way to a time of 11.132 sec|
|His win in the men's scratch has not affected Aliaksandr Lisouski's (Belarus) determination.|
|Walter Fernando Perez (Argentina) powers his way into the first turn on his flying lap in 200m t.t.|
|2007 men's omnium winner, Alois Kankovsky (Czech Republic) is an imposing figure.|
|Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) won her keirin heat ahead of Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (Cuba)|
|The second heat of the women's keirin was a closely fought contest.|
|Competitors take a moment to compose themselves before the start of the omnium scratch race|
|The short repose over, the serious business begins again.|
|Reona Sumi (Japan) was active early on in the men's omnium scratch race.|
|Riding with determination and aggression, Hayden Godfrey (New Zealand) won the omnium scratch|
|Riders must stay behind the derny so use slope of the track to maintain steady progress.|
|Tension builds as the derny purrs its way around|
|Diana Maria Garcia Orrego (Colombia) leads the group as the pace of the derny begins to increase.|
|Aliaksandr Lisouski (Belarus) looking comfortable during the omnium individual pursuit|
|Tim Mertens (Belgium) on the move.|
|Gianpaolo Biolo (Italy) settles into position for the 3000 metres ahead.|
|Alois Kankovsky (Czech Republic) pumping out some serious watts.|
|Travis Smith (Cananda) on the lookout for the best line into the first turn.|
|Roberto Bartko (Germany) on his way to the fastest time for the individual pursuit in the omnium.|
|Leigh Howard (Australia) rode consistently to take the bronze medal in the men's omnium.|
|After 5 events the 2008 world men's omnium champion was Hayden Godfrey (New Zealand).|