Mathilde Gros further confirms her new status as world champion in speed. A week after its success During the opening round of the Champions League in Palma de Mallorca, the Frenchwoman again won the speed test on Saturday in Berlin, this time beating the Dutchman Laurine Van Riessen in the final.
The world champion is still undefeated in her favorite event. Thanks to her 46 points (40 on speed and 6 gleaned yesterday on the keirin), she goes back to 3rd place in the provisional sprint classification. Marie-Divine Kouamé, the other French sprinter in the running, is in 12th place (26 points). She was eliminated in the sprint semi-finals and in the first round of the keirin.
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On the men’s side, the Lavreysen-Richardson duel was beautiful, the Australian winning over the Dutchman in speed, and Lavreysen winning the keirin ahead of his rival. In the standings, the two world champions are only separated by 2 points (74 to 72). The French engaged, Rayan Helal and Tom Derache were released from the playoffs.
In endurance, Katie Archibald signed a show of strength by winning the two events of the competition, elimination and scratch. And made forget his zero point last week on elimination. The Briton moved up to second place (60 points), behind the American Jennifer Valente (66 points), her runner-up of the day.