Day seven round-up
Here's the round-up for day seven of the Cycling World Championships, with racing from Stirling, Dumfries & Galloway, Glentress Forest and Glasgow.
THRILLING CLIMAX TO VELODROME TRACK EVENTS
It was always going to be an exciting finale to the track action and we couldn’t tear ourselves away from the racing. In the men’s racing, we were treated to an outstanding final in the Keirin in which Kevin Santiago Quintero Chavarro outfoxed everyone to win in emphatic style.
The men’s Points race was won by over 20 points by New Zealand’s unstoppable Aaron Gate, Spain’s Albert Torres Barcelo and Belgium’s Fabio van den Bossche followed in 2nd and 3rd.
Last on track tonight, the women’s Omnium culminated in the Points race after exciting rounds of Scratch, Tempo and Elimination with Jennifer Valente in the lead. Despite a flurry of attacks by Great Britain’s Katie Archibald and Danish rider Amalie Dideriksen, Jennifer played a smart game, picking up enough points to defend from the front and secure her second world title in a row.
RAINBOW ROAD IN DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
Fourteen rainbow jerseys were up for grabs today as the handcycle and tricycle athletes took to the Dumfries roads in the para road individual time trials. We’ve got another day of action with the C and B classification riders laying down rubber on the road with another twelve jerseys to win. Get yourself down and watch the world’s best for free on the roadside.
INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIALS
THE ITALIAN JOB - U23 INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL
The future stars took to the road once again in the U23 men’s Individual Time Trial today on the roads of Stirlingshire. Belgium’s Alec Segaert put in a valiant effort, however the jersey goes to Lorenzo Milesi whose final climb up to Stirling Castle was unmatched on the day.
MOUNTAIN BIKE CROSS-COUNTRY
THE SWISS MAKE IT LOOK EASY
Mountain biking returns with the mixed team relay, men’s and women’s E-Mountain bike Cross Country kicking things off in Glentress Forest. We witnessed total dominance from team Switzerland today who took home every rainbow jersey available, tomorrow it’s the turn of the junior riders and our first elite racers taking on the short track.
TRIAL AND ERROR
Thirteen nations took turns on the Glasgow Green trials course as part of today’s mixed team event, the first trials competition of these championships. Spain took home all the accolades as they outclassed the teams from France in 2nd and Great Britain in 3rd in a well-attended evening’s competition.
BMX HOT STEPPIN'
Quickly becoming a fan-favourite event, today we got our first look at this year’s women’s BMX freestyle flatland as qualification for the final took place, France’s Aude Cassagne leading the way with an impressive 88 points. We’re now all set up for the final’s tomorrow as the men’s selection was also decided, setting us up for an incredible day in Glasgow Green from 3pm.