Michael Morkov secures Madison's gold one day after the completely clean coronavirus quarantine

BERLIN: Denmark Michael Morkov he won the men's Madison title in the track cycling world championships in Berlin on Sunday just one day after being released from coronavirus quarantine.

Morkov had been placed in isolation in his hotel room after arriving in Germany after having competed in the UAE Tour, which was interrupted after two Italian staff members in the race tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The 34-year-old received authorization to participate on Saturday and repeated his feat of 11 years ago to achieve victory, while teammate Lasse Norman Hansen joined the victory of his team on Thursday.

European champions Morkov and Hansen beat New Zealand in second place and headlines from Germany Roger Kluge and Theo Reinhardt who finished third in the non-Olympic event.

Elsewhere, Germany's Emma Hinze claimed her third gold medal in five days in the women's keirin that joined her. pique and team spint successes while the Netherlands' Harrie Lavreysen retained his men's pique title.

Previously, the world champion of Great Britain 2017 Elinor Barker claimed victory in women's points.

Barker, 25, scored 50 points to win from American Jennifer Valente (34 points) and Norwegian Anita Yvonne Stenberg in third place (33 points).

The Olympic team chase champion and the four-time world champion secured the victory when she came forward to double the squad twice, earning a 20-point bonus along the way.

She brought home the first gold medal for Britain, a less dominant force in these world championships than in previous editions since the London 2012 Olympics.

Barker on Thursday won silver with the women's team pursuit squad, while Britain also claimed silver in the men's team pique and bronze in the men's omnium.

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