The French Cycling Federation (FFC) registered with the organization of the UCI Cali 2023 Junior Track Cycling World Championship, a delegation of seven trackers, 6 women and one man, betting with four ladies on the long-distance events and with two more, with clear expectations in fast races.
Taking the recent European Track Championships in Anadia (Portugal) as a reference, Etienne Oliviero was a silver medalist in the individual sprint, bronze in the keirin and silver with the men’s sprint team accompanying Mathia Silvaneses and Antonio Capelle.
The only French sprinter in the delegation, Maria Louise Droude, competed in three rounds for gold in the individual sprint, being defeated in the last instance by the Ukrainian Karolina Keliukh. Droude was the silver medalist in the keirin behind the Italian Beatrice Bertolini.
As for the long-distance runners, the women’s pursuit team that celebrated the silver medal stands out, a quartet made up of Violette Demay, Melanie Dupin, Leonie Mahieu and Léane Tabú, who disputed the gold in a closed final against Italy, who registered 4m. 26s. 834/1000, against the 4m. 27s. 136/1000 that the French team managed.
Léane Tabú also played for the European title in the final of the Points event, facing the German Seana Littbarski-Gray, who took the gold with 38 points compared to 31 for the Frenchwoman. Taboo is also the French national champion in the keirin, points race and American.
The group is completed by Clemence Cherau, 17, who successfully alternates track and road as part of the Centre-Val de Loire women’s team. The French team is scheduled to arrive in Cali on August 18.
THE FIRST DELEGATION FOR THE WORLD CUP ARRIVES IN CALI.
The UCI Cali 2023 Track Cycling World Championship begins to warm up with the arrival in Cali of the first World Cup delegation. For this Friday, August 11, the Australian national team is scheduled to arrive in the city, which divides its group in two days to reach the venue of the event. Australia will arrive in Cali with a group of 16 people.
Subsequently, they will arrive in Cali, South Africa on August 13 and 16, on August 16, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, and the first part of the New Zealand delegation will arrive. On August 17, the second part will arrive from New Zealand and the South Korean delegation.
TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT:
Next Monday, August 14, the Press Accreditation period closes, for the Media interested in journalistically covering the Championship.
“OUR PASSION IS WORLDWIDE” – “NUESTRA PASIÓN ES MUNDIAL”
World Junior Track Cycling Championships
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