Roubikes – Demonstrating their own strength, the German women’s four-wheel track bike team won the World Championship in pursuit, thus winning the best gold at the Olympics, European Championships and World Championships.
The quartet, comprising Francisco Bruce, Lisa Brenauer, Mike Kroger and Laura Semilch, defeated rivals Italy by a clear margin in 4: 08.752 minutes on Thursday evening, thus completing a comprehensive dominance that began with a qualifying victory. They overtook Ireland with a semi-final victory.
“We need to improve step by step. It worked out well in the final. It was a dream come true,” Brenauer said. Pierced into the velodrome.
The third biggest win in three months
This is the third big win in three months for the team, which has left no doubt about its dominance even in the absence of the injured Lisa Klein. A final victory over Great Britain in Tokyo, at the European Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland, the Italians were also opponents in the final. It should give us a boost that we have already achieved this year. We don’t consider it necessary to comment on such fabrications. “
This applies in a very special way to a 33-year-old woman from Algo. Where Browner participates in 2021, things are usually quite successful: she wins the Rainbow jersey at the Road World Championships, along with an EM individual title for four in the team chase – there on the mixed time trial. Emphasis with Krueger: “If you are an Olympic champion and a European champion, you have a goal to achieve.” It was remarkably successful.
Hinsey and Frederick with the next medal prospects
Defending champion Emma Hins and her teammate Lee Sophie Frederick can ensure that the gold series continues on the third day of the sprint on Friday evening (6.25 pm / Eurosport). The day after the team sprint title, the two easily overcame their first setbacks in qualifying, round 16 and the quarterfinals. It was a different story for teammate Pauline Grabosh, who lost in the quarterfinals to Olympic champion Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in both rounds.
After the bronze coup last day, the men remained medal-free this time around. Stephen Butcher lost his jump to the final of the top six in Kirin and had to settle for seventh overall after a short final in the evening. In the Scratch race, Tim Ton Tuttenberg had no chance when local captain Donovan Grontin won. The men’s four-track bike was already out of qualification. Italy and road cycling professional Filippo Ganna won the final against France.
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