UCI Monitor Champions League – Gros, Pervis, Kouamé… These nice moments skilled by the French in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

A yr later, the UCI TCL found, for good, the nationwide velodrome of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Canceled in 2021 as a result of well being disaster, the French stage of the Monitor Biking Champions League has not skilled such a destiny this yr. The third spherical of the 2022 version will happen this Saturday. The chance for Mathilde Gros, Marie-Divine Kouamé, Rayan Helal and Tom Derache to supply an ideal present to the tricolor public. An viewers that has already skilled nice feelings in a current setting, throughout the 2015 then 2022 World Championships.

2015 Worlds

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  • Pervis, twice the happiness

Not aligned within the ultimate of the workforce dash received by France (after downgrading the New Zealanders), François Pervis took revenge by successful his fifth and sixth world titles two evenings in a row. On the keirin first. All the time spectacular, the occasion ignites the nationwide velodrome which noticed its first main competitors there a yr after its inauguration. The emotion is all of the extra intense as Pervis has simply spent a rotten winter however certain of his power, he drops his opponents on the final lap. For the primary “François, François” coming down from the bleachers and an impressive Marseillaise.

Francois Pervis winner of the Worlds keirin in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines on February 19, 2015

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What make him need to kiss, in fact. The subsequent day, he’s within the kilometer ultimate. The sequence of competitions and his preparation forged doubt on his capability to shine once more. However the head takes over. “With the noise I had beneath the helmet, my legs did not even damage anymore“, he smiles after his success, the third in a row on the Worlds on the occasion. “I completely wished to maintain my title and relive the identical night because the day earlier than“, he mentioned once more. Happy Pervis.

  • Baugé, the tiger roars once more

Grégory Baugé has not competed in particular person dash on the Worlds for 3 years. Within the meantime, his French rival, François Pervis, grew to become the boss. However that day, the final of the Saint-Quentin Worlds, Baugé was inhabited. His pace match is sort of immaculate. Solely Pervis took a spherical from him within the quarterfinals. For the remaining, it’s a demonstration for a moved Baugé to triumph at house and in entrance of his household. “It is the primary time that there have been so many individuals from my household for a title, I am very moved“, confides Grégory Baugé.

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  • Coquard-Kneisky, American fashion

50 kilometer race, UFO in a world of the observe the place the codecs are shorter, the American is just not conducive to a fiery environment. Fact that Bryan Coquard and Morgan Kneisky lie. By no means, from begin to end, the decibels drop for the final occasion of those Worlds. The situation, of the French in entrance of the classification early within the race, and a reversal of the scenario, the lack of a lap by the British on the finish of the race, make the race loopy. Coquard and Kneisky embrace the observe after their title and fantastically conclude an impressive week for the French clan (7 medals, 5 titles). “Successful in entrance of our house crowd is an unbelievable feeling” admits Coquard.

Morgan Kneisky and Bryan Coquard in 2015

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Worlds 2022

  • Gros, a well timed beginning certificates

I ‘was’ to be world champion at 19 or 20 (…) Every little thing occurs for a great cause and, with these Worlds at house, I do not remorse in any respect having received my title ‘solely’ at 23 years previous.” Mathilde Gros thus informed us about her planetary coronation, just a few days after being topped queen of particular person pace in 2022. In a velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines carried away by her spectacular sprints and her pregnant dedication, the The poster boy for the hexagonal dash pushed the references Emma Hinze and Lea Sophie Friedrich out of his method, within the semis after which within the ultimate.

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  • Kouame on the prime of your lungs

A Marseillaise like no different. Marie-Divine Kouamé didn’t sing it. She yelled it, disconcertingly spontaneous, within the coronary heart of a nationwide velodrome that she had simply dazzled with a sacred shock. World champion within the 500 meters, the 20-year-old Frenchwoman was an ideal hope for the self-discipline… however in in the future, she modified dimension, sticking to her French document for a second to choose the roof of the planet. Just a few weeks later, Kouamé discovers with urge for food the UCI TCL. To additional ignite the group, this time it should shine in direct confrontation. Chick!

“It comes from the center”: the unbelievable Marseillaise with full lungs from Kouamé

  • Thomas, the clamor then the title with Grondin

This yr, Benjamin Thomas gleaned two medals on the “SQY” World Championships: one in silver and one in gold. And when it comes to the feelings transmitted to the spectators, it’s his second place throughout the omnium which takes the lion’s share. Admittedly dominated by Ethan Hayter, the Cofidis rider signed a thunderous ultimate to leap from 4th to 2nd place, because of a lap taken on the peloton on the buzzer. His coronation with Donavan Grondin throughout the Madison, the following day, transpired extra from mastery than from exploit. No Hitchcock situation, however sportingly, it was even stronger.

Final breathless lap and public on hearth: Thomas snatches the cash on the omnium

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