Beijing, China - Canadian track cyclist Zach Bell moved into first place in the UCI Omnium World Cup standings with his second place in Beijing. The 28-year-old Canadian has strung together consistent performances in the multi disciplined Omnium and moved into a commanding lead.
On day 1, Bell won the Flying Lap with a time of 13.233. He took 4th in the Points Race and 6th in the Elimination Race to finish day 1 in second place. Day 2 saw Bell finish 6th in the Individual Pursuit, 9th in the Scratch Race, and 4th in the Kilo, just missing the Omnium win by two points.
With the second place finish, Bell moves 8 points ahead of his closest rival, Ed Clancy, in the World Cup standings with only one event remaining. Bell is guaranteed the overall if he finishes 6th or better in World Cup IV in Manchester. Bell competes on a TK1 track bike.