Check out last week’s events with our weekly recap!
Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup
December 6th-8th | Cambridge (NZL)
The Kiwis performing at home and the Japanese, most certainly boosted by their looming home Olympic Games, had plenty to celebrate in Cambridge, finishing first and second respectively in the medals table.
Japan won its first-ever UCI World Cup race in the men’s team sprint after beating Poland in the ride-off for the gold medal. And it was an emotional win for young Japanese rider Yumi Kajihara in the Women’s Omnium: the 22-year-old former UCI World Cycling Centre trainee has now guaranteed Japan a spot in the speciality for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
New Zealand’s women’s team pursuit combination beat reigning UCI World Champions Australia in an exciting final, while the Kiwi women’s team sprint duo of Olivia Podmore and Natasha Hansen won gold over Poland. Both New Zealand formations beat national records in the process. New Zealand won three more gold medals thanks to Aaron Gate and Campbell Stewart in the Men’s Madison, Holly Edmondston in the Women’s Scratch Race and Campbell Stewart in the Men’s Omnium.
Also worthy of mention was Australian Matthew Glaetzer’s third place in the Men’s keirin a month after having treatment for thyroid cancer, and Switzerland’s victory in the Men’s team pursuit, beating the UCI World Champions Australia and breaking the 3:50 barrier for the first time.
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2019 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships
December 6th-8th | Basel (SUI)
Hosts Switzerland started the weekend with a bang, claiming gold in the Artistic Cycling Team 4: Stefanie Moos, Vanessa Hotz, Saskia Grob and Elena Fischer scored 214.23 points in their UCI World Championships debut.
2017 UCI World Champion Milena Slupina (GER) managed to overcome a hesitant and unconvincing preliminary round to take her second World title in the Single Women competition.
In the three other artistic cycling categories, the defending UCI World Champions, all from Germany, successfully defended their rainbow jerseys: Serafin Schefold and Max Hanselmann in the Pair Open, Lukas Kohl in the Single Men and sisters Lena and Lisa Bringsken in the Pair Women.
Finally, it was a sixth cycle-ball rainbow jersey for Austrian duo Markus Bröll and Patrick Schnetzer, making their last UCI World Championships appearance as a team, ahead of Bröll’s retirement at the end of this season.
Artistic Cycling Single Women
🏆 Milena Slupina (GER)
2 Viola Brand (GER)
3 Lorena Schneider (AUT)
Artistic Cycling Single Men
🏆 Lukas Kohl (GER)
2 Marcel Jüngling (GER)
3 Chin To Wong (HKG)
Artistic Cycling Pair Open
🏆 Germany (Hanselmann / Schefold)
2 Germany (Bugner / Bugner)
3 Switzerland (Hammerschmidt / Burri)
Artistic Cycling Pair Women
🏆 Germany (Bringsken / Bringsken)
2 Germany (Wurth / Nattmann)
3 Austria (Kopf / Bachmann)
Artistic Cycling Team 4
🏆 Switzerland (Moos / Hotz / Grob / Fischer)
2 Germany ( Furch / Erbenich / Born / Rohrwick)
3 Austria (Huber / Schneider / Wetzel / Schneider)
🏆 Austria (Schnetzer / Bröll)
2 Germany (Mlady / Mlady)
3 Czech Republic (Hrdlička / Loskot)