Track biking: German crew sprinters win gold in the beginning of the European Championships | EUROtoday

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After 4 world championship titles in a row, Pauline Grabosch, Emma Hinze and Lea Sophie Friedrich achieved a hat trick within the crew dash on the European Track Cycling Championships.

At the beginning of the title fights in Apeldoorn, the profitable trio from Cottbus beat Great Britain (46.151) within the last in 45.899 seconds and have been nearly in high type. The hosts Netherlands took third place (46.754).

“The European title was the first stage on the way to Paris, the Olympics are always on our minds,” stated Hinze after the profitable protection of the title. Pauline Grabosch shone in first place with a private finest time. “When we’re in the flow, it’s just fun,” stated the driving force, whereas Friedrich was already trying to the long run: “Now we want to achieve a good result in the upcoming Nations Cup races in Australia and Hong Kong,” stated Friedrich, who continues to be the defending champion in dash and keirin on the European Championships.

BDR foursome battle for bronze

The foursomes from the Association of German Cyclists will battle for the bronze medal within the 4000-meter crew pursuit on Thursday. The ladies’s quartet round Olympic champion and world champion Franziska Brauße (Eningen) improved to 4:14.326 minutes within the first spherical, however misplaced to world champion Great Britain (4:12.866). In the race for third place, nationwide coach André Korff’s foursome will face Ireland. The German males’s foursome with returnees Felix Groß (Leipzig), Nicolas Heinrich (Chemnitz), Tobias Buck-Gramcko (Göttingen) and Theo Reinhardt (Berlin) additionally reached the small last after a time of three:51.227 minutes. The opponent is Olympic champion Italy.

The German crew dash males missed out on making it to the finals. Luca Spiegel (Offenbach), Nik Schröter and Maximilian Dörnbach (each Cottbus) took fifth place in 43.472 seconds. Tim Torn Teutenberg from Cologne, as defending champion, achieved sixth place within the elimination race this time. Tobias Hansen from Denmark turned European champion.

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