The fourth day of the European Junior and Under-23 Cycling Championships was held in Anadia. Marcin Marciniak did his best, winning silver in the junior race.
After yesterday’s win in the qualifiers, then the victories in the 1/8 finals and the junior sprint quarter-finals, we were expecting Marcin Marciniak to win a medal. We were sure of that after the semi-finals, where Marciniak beat Matej Hitish 2:1. But in the final, it was Poland’s opponent, Mattia Priedomo. In the end, in the final, Predomo was twice as good as Majewski and our representative had to win a silver medal. In the third place races, Matej Hittich was worse than Danny Lucy Werner. Paulina Petri finished the U-23 sprint on day three of the quarter-finals. On the fourth day, there was a competition for medals. Alessa Catriona Proepster won the gold medal after defeating Julie Michaux in the final.
Maja Tracka participated in the junior Omnium competition, which already won the silver medal in Anadia. It was also the first Omnium competition. Unfortunately, the race did not go according to the wishes of the Polish woman who finished the race in 12th place. The Tracka fared much better in the tempo race. Our juniors were the best at it and added 40 points to their achievements. Meanwhile, Maja Tracka finished ninth in the qualifying race. Before the last competition, the Pole, with a score of 82 points, was in eighth place. In the end, Tracka added seven points and finally took the eighth place. Federica Venturelli won a certain gold medal with 147 points.
We also had our representative at Junior Omnium. Dominic Ratajzak finished 13th in the zero point, while Ratajzak finished seventh in the Tempo and the Elimination Race, and after three competitions he finished ninth with 72 points. In the points race, Ratajczak did very well, adding 25 points to his achievements. In the end, the Pole with 97 points was ranked fifth. Elmar Aba won the gold medal, scoring 116 points.
In the junior 500m final, Natalia Gowaka took eighth place with a time of 37.288 seconds. The second Polish woman, Natalia Kacmarczyk, was 10 years old. The gold went to Clara Schneider from Germany. Julie Nicholas and Lara Sophie Jaeger took the remaining places on the podium.
Victoria Melda finished the points race for under-23 players in 10th place. Throughout the race, the Polish managed to score two points during the third race. Silvia Zanardi and Danic Hengfield fought for gold until the end. Both contenders made up two laps, which gave them a huge margin over the rest of the field. In the end, Zanardi scored better during the sprints and became the gold medalist.
Kacper Majewski fared much better in the same competition, but man. The pole managed to achieve two rounds over other competitors, thanks to which he got 40 points. However, Majewski averaged points in sprints, scoring only five “points”. In the end, Majewski finished the race in sixth place with 45 points. The gold was won by Maximilian Schmidbauer, who beat Diogo Narciso by just one point.
1 – Mattia Priedomo (Italy)
2. Marcin Marciniak
3 – Dani Luca Werner (Germany)
Mateusz Przymosinski – eliminated in the finals 1/8
Sprint for players under 23 years old:
1 – Alyssa Catriona Brewster, Germany)
2 – Julie Michaux (France)
3 – Tako Kwame (France)
Paulina Petri – Eliminated in the quarter-finals
Nikola Siak – Eliminated in the finals 1/8
1 – Federica Ventorelli (Italy)
2 – Dorian Kaufmann (France)
3 – Grace Lister (Great Britain)
8. Maja Traka
1 – Elmar Abma (Netherlands)
2 – Noah Hobbs (Great Britain)
3 – Daniil Yakovlev (Ukraine)
5. Dominic Ratajzak
500m single skating for kids:
1 – Clara Schneider (Germany)
2 – Julie Nicolaes (Belgium)
3 – Lara Sophie Geiger (Germany)
8. Natalia Guawaka
10. Natalia Kachmarczyk
Points Race for Under 23 Contestants:
1 – Silvia Zanardi (Italy)
2 – Danek Hengfeld (Netherlands)
3 – Kristina Neinadovic (France)
10. Victoria Melda
Points Race for runners under 23 years old:
1 – Maximilian Schmidbauer (Austria)
2 – Diogo Narciso (Portugal)
3 – Gregory Beaufret (France)
6. Kacper Majewski
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