Ricardo Ten hangs his 2nd gold medal in Apeldoorn

The Valencian managed to prevail in the scratch and thus add his third medal, second gold. The Spanish National Team faces the last day with six metals under its belt.


The penultimate day of the World Cycling Championship Adapted in Pista de Apeldoorn has once again highlighted the extraordinary condition of an unrepeatable athlete, Ricardo Ten, who added his third metal of the competition (second gold) by winning a very hard scratch that was decided by centimeters.

It tried in every way during the race Ricardo Ten, the most active man in a scratch that, finally, and after the push of the rest of the participants, he would decide to sprint, with the Valencian being imposed in a tight way get a new rainbow jersey.

Ricardo Ten released all the tension after the test and expressed with full satisfaction: "It has been incredible, it is a test that I like because it is very tactical and is one that I have enjoyed the most. It is a very 'coconut' test; Sometimes I can crave, but I had to focus, pay attention to Felix and in the end everything went well, so very happy ". The competitor of the Class C1, which has also been imposed in the omnium, ended referring to the overall balance of the World Cup: "A dream championship, to frame. Send a hug to all who make it possible; very happy to be able to enjoy these moments that are all a gift ".

" Overcoming this will be difficult. Ricardo has a margin of progression and repeating these results would be a dream. He is working hard and here is the test. We must continue working and we must continue betting to improve even more the times facing Tokyo ", said for his part the national coach, Felix Garcia Casas. The other member of the national team that participated yesterday in the scratch, Maurice Eckhard (C2), finished 14 after a race in which he would be very protagonist, occupying the front positions for much of the test, but in which he could not be finally ahead.

The afternoon session was reserved for the tandem, where they returned to compete and accumulate experience Ginesa López and Mayalen Noriega, who would finish in the 14th position in the Kilometer after setting a time of 1: 13.590. A little later, to close the day, would take place the kilometer for the male tandem, in which the Ávila / Font duo would mark a graded record (1: 03,000) , which, however, would only take them to the 5th place the extraordinary level shown by the competitors that would surpass them in the classification. The rest of the national representatives in the Saturday session would be Óscar Higuera (C4), who achieved a time of 5: 06.371 in the individual pursuit to finish 12th; and Pablo Jaramillo (C5), who in turn finished the chase in 17th position with a time of 5: 16.085



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