Champions League – Mathilde Gros wins the person velocity!

The second version of theUCI Observe 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 Championshipsthroughout the first Champions League and all through the 2022 season, 72 monitor racers fought onerous in two completely 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 potential so as to add 40 models throughout every stage, i.e. a complete of 200 factors within the occasion of a transparent spherical, from Mallorca to London. The chief of every classification wears a particular jersey, and is subsequently celebrated if he brandishes it in London on December 3. All the outcomes and the primary classes of this primary gala night are to observe beneath!

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

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

The primary last of the night considerations the lads’s scratch occasion. 18 opponents – 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 profitable the occasion and the 20 factors that go together with it. Over such a brief distance, assaults rain down, and Sebastian Mora is especially energetic at house. However the Spaniard was lastly crucified very near the end by a powerful 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 collection

It’s then the flip of the Keirin Males’s last to be contested. After the three collection of six riders – with the primary two immediately 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. Word the elimination of the opposite large 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 crushed him on this occasion in Mallorca final 12 months. Richardson completes the ultimate podium. Lavreysen subsequently already takes management of the final of the dash.

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

We then begin the feminine endurance with the scratch. Winner of the general endurance final 12 months, Katie Archibald is an enormous favorite. In contrast to males, the race is rather more cautious with fewer assaults. The peloton stays collectively till the tip and there’s subsequently a really tense final lap and a “huge” 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 beat 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!

Ladies’s particular person velocity was eagerly awaited on the French facet with the entry into the working of the world champion Mathilde Gros, who’s sporting his rainbow jersey for the primary time in competitors. And we will say that the 23-year-old Frenchwoman did honor to her new tunic and her favourite standing by completely mastering her collection, 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. Massive thus turns into the primary French girl to win an occasion in Champions League ! We observe the eliminations from the collection of one of many predominant favorites of the occasion, the German Lea Sophie Friedrichin addition to the French Marie-Divine Kouame.


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