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Daudet dominates final to secure men's BMX title

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Joris Daudet crosses the finish line to win gold. Michael Steele/Getty Images
Frenchman takes gold, Dutchman Van Gendt gets silver and Swiss Graf grabs bronze

France's Joris Daudet won gold in the men's BMX final on Sunday, leading from the first bend and finishing in 33.012 seconds, several bike lengths clear of Dutchman Twan Van Gendt and David Graf of Switzerland.

Despite dominating both days of the BMX competition, the world no.4 said his final win was not straightforward.

"It wasn't easy at all. I had a decent gate (start) but it definitely wasn't my best," said the 24-year-old, who went under 34 seconds for all six of his races at Baku 2015.

The BMX competition enjoyed calm conditions on Sunday after strong winds earlier in the week had prompted a schedule change, with Saturday's motos rolled into Friday.

The highest profile casualty in the semi-finals was world no.10 Edzus Treimanis of Latvia, who finished fifth in heat 2.

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