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    a cycling race consisting of 6 different events in which the winner is awarded one point, the runner up two points and so on. The overall winner is the person with the fewest points

    Britain's Laura Trott won a superb second gold medal of the Games with victory in the women's omnium.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/08/2012


in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders

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be reversed; be as if it had never happened

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