Champions League – Gros, Lavreysen … All the outcomes of the TCL!

The second version of theUCI Monitor Champions League began this Saturday night with the primary spherical disputed within the Mallorca velodrome – earlier than Berlin on November 19, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines on November 26, and eventually London on December 2 and three. Chosen frome by their outcomes obtained on the 2021 and 2022 World Championshipsthrough the first Champions League and all through the 2022 season, 72 monitor racers fought onerous in two totally different disciplines: dash (particular person velocity + keirin) and endurance (elimination + scratch). With 20 factors for the winner of a race – as much as 1 level for the fifteenth – it’s attainable so as to add 40 items throughout every stage. The chief of every classification wears a particular jersey, and is due to this fact celebrated if he brandishes it in London on December 3. All the outcomes and the primary classes of this primary gala night are to comply with beneath!

Video – Mathilde Gros earlier than competing within the UCI Monitor Champions League

Mark Stewart wins the lads’s scratch, Mora 2nd, Scartezzini third

The primary last of the night issues the lads’s scratch occasion. 18 rivals – with no French within the absence of Benjamin Thomas -, solely 20 laps and 5 kilometers to determine between them, le first to cross the end line successful the occasion and the 20 factors that go along with it. Over such a brief distance, assaults rain down, and Sebastian Mora is especially lively at dwelling. However the Spaniard was lastly crucified very near the end by a formidable Mark Stewart. The Briton wins the scratch forward Extra and the Italian Michele Scartezzini.

Harrie Lavreysen dominates the Keirin forward boot and Richardson, the Blues out in sequence

It’s then the flip of the Keirin Males’s last to be contested. After the three sequence of six riders – with the primary two instantly certified for the ultimate – we discover there, with out shock, the Dutchman Harrie Lavreysenaccompanied by the Israeli Yakovlevthe 2 Australians Matthew Richardson and Thomas CornishGerman Stefan Botticher and the Colombian Santiago Morales Ramirez. Notice the elimination of the opposite huge favourite of the occasion, Jeffrey Hooglandand two French Rayan Helal and Tom Derach. Within the last, the world champion Lavreysen imposes itself and takes its revenge on Bootmakerwho had overwhelmed him on this occasion in Mallorca final yr. Richardson completes the ultimate podium. Lavreysen due to this fact already takes management of the final of the dash.

Katie Archibald already within the lead in endurance together with her victory over the scratch

We then begin the feminine endurance with the scratch. Winner of the general endurance final yr, Katie Archibald is a giant favorite. In contrast to males, the race is rather more cautious with fewer assaults. The peloton stays collectively till the top and there’s due to this fact a really tense final lap and a “large” dash. Katie Archibald launches the primary from afar, resists and eventually wins with out trembling! The Briton pockets 20 factors and is already main the final endurance. She is forward of the Spaniard Tania Barbero and the American Jennifer Valente. Disappointment for the Italians, with solely fifth place Rachele Barbieri.

Mathilde Gros assumes and wins the person velocity!

Girls’s particular person velocity was eagerly awaited on the French aspect with the entry into the working of the world champion Mathilde Gros, who’s carrying his rainbow jersey for the primary time in competitors. And we are able to say that the 23-year-old Frenchwoman did honor to her new tunic and her favourite standing by completely mastering her sequence, the semi-final then the ultimate. Winner every time, she simply dominated the Dutch shock within the last Hetty Van de Wouwbut drafted after the playoffs. Large thus turns into the primary French lady to win an occasion in Champions League ! We notice the eliminations from the sequence of one of many fundamental favorites of the occasion, the German Lea Sophie Friedrichin addition to the French Marie-Divine Kouame.

Mathias Guillemette wins the elimination, Stewart third and within the lead of the final endurance

The primary elimination race of the night is males’s, the second endurance occasion after the victory of Mark Stewart on the scratch earlier. The younger Canadian Dylan Bibic, world scratch champion, was eradicated very early and completed sixteenth. The favorites all handed the primary laps with out incident. The primary to crack is the Italian Michele Scartezzini, third within the scratch and popping out in ninth place. Then it is Switzerland Claudio Imhof who’s eradicated in seventh place. Second total, the Spaniard Sebastian Mora finishes fifth. Stewart is not going to signal the double however nonetheless indicators a great third place. The ultimate struggle pits the 2021 Champions League endurance winner, American Gavin Hoover, in opposition to the younger Canadian Mathias Guillemette – 20 years. It was lastly the latter who gained simply on the final lap, Hoover could not take it anymore.


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