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A full house at the Track Cycling World Championships

02/03/2020

Saturday at the track world championships, saw records fall, and medals of all colours won for CERATIZIT WNT Pro Cycling Team riders.

 

In the qualifying round of the individual pursuit, we had our German riders Lisa Brennauer and European champion, Franziska Brausse in action. Lisa came close to breaking the world record set only a few minutes previously by the USA but came up short, qualifying 2nd with a new German record. Franziska Brausse set a new personal best and it was enough to qualifying in 3rd place.

 

The finals were held a few hours later, Franziska Brausse was able to add another bronze medal to her tally after Thursday’s team pursuit and Lisa Brennauer took another silver medal after a silver in 2019 too.

 

Kirsten Wild and her compatriot Madison partner, Amy Pieters were set to defend their world Madison title. The Dutch duo dominated the race 120 lap race from start to finish with no other nation able to respond to their speed and power, winning by 12 points to the nearest rival, France, taking back to back world titles, taking Kirsten’s tally to 8 world titles.

 

Julie Leth was racing with her Danish compatriot, Amalie Dideriksen, finishing in a respectable 5th place after coming back from a crash mid race.

 

In the final event of the championship, Maria Giulia Confalonieri and Kirsten Wild were racing in the points race, with the two riders finishing in 5th and 6th place.

 

To conclude, CERATIZIT WNT Pro Cycling Team riders have won: 2 world championship titles, a silver medal and 3 bronze.