Christophe Laporte resisted the challenge. to the other favorites to offer themselves the star-studded jersey. European champion, like Bredewold among women. Summary complete championships.
After the triplets of the Vuelta, new triplets of the Vuelta of the Jumbo Visma on the road race of the European Cycling Championships. But this time, Christophe Laporte, Wout Van Aert and Olav Kooij were indeed opponents since they were racing for their country: France, Belgium and the Netherlands respectively. The leaders of the three favorite teams did not miss the opportunity. the appointment. A group of 10 runners escaped from the more than 20 kilometers from the finish, with two Frenchmen (Laporte and Dujardin), two Belgians (Van Aert and De Lie), two Dutchmen (Kooij and Teunissen), two Danes ( Pedersen and Kron) but also Degenkolb and Tiller. Christophe Laporte attacked at the start of the last lap of the circuit, 12.7 kilometers long, and resisted the attack. to the other favorites, who nevertheless collaborated well to never let the Frenchman take more than 15 seconds in advance. Van Aert and Olav Kooij, the strongest of the pursuers, came back to Laporte's wheel in the last meters of the final climb, but did not succeed in finishing. overflow it. Christophe Laporte therefore becomes European champion ahead of Van Aert. new second, like at the world championships.
Bredewold titled like Laporte
Among women, a similar scenario allowed the Dutchwoman Mischa Bredewold to win in front of her compatriot Lorena Wiebes. Taking advantage of the superiority of With the Netherlands in the leading group, Bredewold attacked. à 10 kilometers from the finish and resisted the attack. in the final climb, like Laporte, to become European champion. The Belgian Lotte Kopecky finished third and may harbor regrets, like Van Aert among the men.
Spectacular time trial races
During the time trial, it was the Swiss Marlen Reusser who won. the title for the third time in a row, ahead of Anna Henderson and Christina Schweinberger by more than 40 seconds. Frenchwoman Audrey Cordon-Ragot finished fourth. Among the men, the very young Briton Joshua Tarling also gave the victory. a lesson in life his opponents on the timed exercise. It lasts 42 seconds at a time. Stefan Bissegger, second, and 43 Wout Van Aert. At 19, Tarling is already an expert. European time trial champion but also British champion and medalist. bronze at the world championships in this discipline. Despite the absence of a predictable medal for the French in the individual times, the tricolors won the mixed relay title, ahead of Italy by 4 seconds. Juliette Labous, Cédrine Kerbaol, Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Bruno Armirail, Rémi Cavagna, and Benjamin Thomas therefore leave with a gold medal, in addition to that of Laporte in the road race.< /p>
The online race profile:
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For both men and women, the road race will be contested on a flat circuit of 13.7 kilometers with the only difficulty being: the Col de Vam, only 600 meters long at the top. 6% but including a paved portion at 6% its summit which could make a difference. The road is narrow and very winding on the circuit and this could encourage a wild race, especially if the wind gets involved. Above all, the finish will be judged at the top of the Col de Vam, which could complicate the task of pure sprinters.
Complete program of the European cycling championships :
Wednesday, September 20:
09:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.: CLM Junior Women (20.6 km)
10:25 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: CLM Junior Men (20.6 km)
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: CLM Women U23 (20.6 km)
1:05 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.: CLM Men U23 (20.6 km)
2:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: CLM Women Elite (29.5 km)
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: CLM Elite Men (29.5 km)
Thursday September 21: < li>12:45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.: Junior mixed relay (38.4 km)
3:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.: Elite mixed relay (38.4 km)
Friday, September 22:
9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Men U23 road race (136.5 km)
2:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.: Women U23 road race (108 km)
Saturday September 23:
9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Junior Men's road race (111 km)
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Women's Elite Road Race (131.3 km)
Sunday September 24 < li>9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Women Junior road race (69 km)
12:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Men's Elite road race (199.8 km)
Which channel can you watch the European Cycling Championships on?
The European Cycling Championships will be held next week. follow live on Eurosport and La Chaîne L'Équipe.