With a new Swiss record – Imhoff celebrates bronze in individual effort – sport

With a new Swiss record - Imhoff celebrates bronze in individual effort - sport

The 31-year-old from Turga won bronze in the individual event at the European Track Cycling Championships in Grenchen.

Claudio Imhoff won the second medal for Switzerland at the Home European Championships. The 31-year-old from Turga rose to the bronze medal in the individual effort and won the precious metal again after being part of the silver quartet in the team chase 24 hours ago.

In the battle with Benjamin Thomas, the Frenchman was ahead by three-quarters of the workload – but Imhoff continued to change. At the finish after 4000 meters, the Swiss were ahead in 4: 08.851 minutes (Thomas 4: 09.314).

During this time, Imhoff improved on his own Swiss record, qualifying that afternoon, by about a quarter. The record was regained after losing to Stefan Bisseger last year.

Imhoff’s 7th European Championship Medal

This is Imhoff’s seventh European Championship medal. In the non-Olympic individual search, he had already won a bronze medal in 2018 in Glasgow. “The adrenaline from the audience helped,” Imhoff said with satisfaction. Both of his Swiss records were a great confirmation for Turga.

The European title was secured by Jonathan Milan of Italy, while Russia’s Lev Gonov won the silver.

Scratch Sixth Margaret

Tristan Marguerite from western Switzerland finished sixth in Scratch. The victory went to Portuguese Rui Oliveira, silver to Vincent Hopezak from the Netherlands and JB Murphy from Ireland.

In the Women’s Omnium, Alain Seitz of Arga finished 15th, while Katie Archibald of Great Britain won the EM Gold, better than Victor Berto of France. The bronze went to Italian Rachel Barbieri.

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