The 2021 UCI Track Cycling World Championship began Wednesday at the Janstablinsky Velodrome in Louve and was awarded three titles. Women’s scratch races and men’s and women’s team sprints.
The Great Britain Cycling Team won a historic bronze medal in the women’s team sprint. This is the first World Championship medal at an event in the new 3-rider format.
After Lauren Bate appeared in the qualifying round, Sophie Capewell, Brain Ridge Davis and Millicent Tanner managed to win the British bronze medal. The team passed the fourth fastest qualifying in the first round, defeating Poland and setting the battle for third place with Japan.
The trio finished 0.5 seconds earlier than the Japanese team, ending an impressive month for the women’s team Sprint team, who finished fourth in the UEC European Track Championship.
Blain Ridge-Davis then said: This is my first World Championship and Millies, and winning medals is impractical. I am very happy for all of us. We work every day and seeing it reward all of us is a dream come true. ”
Militana added: [Olympics in 2024] Was the ultimate goal, which changed from a dream to a written down physical goal. I think it’s really exciting in itself. These little markers continue to build our confidence and that’s what we need in the future. We need to continue chipping and do what we are doing. Hopefully you’ll get there. ”
Germany won the women’s team sprint with an astonishing world record of 46.064 seconds and won the sixth gold medal in the last decade. The Russian Cycling Federation finished in second place ahead of the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Valente of the United States won the bronze medal in the women’s scratch race. Italy’s 21-year-old Martinavidanza opened a big gap to win the gold medal, covering 40 laps in 13-13 minutes. Omnium Olympic champion Valente was also beaten by the silver medal-winning Mike van der Duin.
In the men’s team sprint, the Netherlands won the world championship title for the fourth consecutive year and France won the silver medal. Germany is on the podium.
The British men’s team, the Pachute team, will compete with Olympic silver medalist Denmark for the bronze medal after Italy wins the bronze medal in the first round. Another third place will be added to the bronze medal won at the UEC European Championships in Grenchen earlier this month.
Italy, led by Filippo Ganna, and France, who broke the national record, will compete for the men’s team pursuit gold medal later Thursday.
The UK also passed the third fastest qualifying for the women’s team pursuit after Germany and Italy, and the first round and final of the event took place today.
On the second day of the World Track Cycling Championships, five rainbow jerseys will be awarded, including the pursuit of men’s and women’s teams, men’s scratch races, men’s Keirin, and women’s exclusion.
Britain makes history on the first day of the World Track Cycling Championships
SourceBritain makes history on the first day of the World Track Cycling Championships