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Drie keer goud Alyda Norbruis op WK Para Cycling

Drie keer goud Alyda Norbruis op WK Para Cycling

Alyda Norbruis uit Ureterp scoorde op het WK Para Cycling in Brazilië honderd procent.

Op alle drie onderdelen, 3 km achtervolging, 500 meter sprint en de scratch, behaalde ze op de baan van Rio de Janeiro goud. “Ik begon het toernooi goed met goud. Dan kom je in flow en dat probeer je zolang mogelijk vast te houden”. Het was voor haar tiende gouden WK medaille. Een keer eerder won ze op een WK drie keer goud.

Tristan Bangma uit Donkerbroek won twee keer met tandempiloot Patrick Bos brons: op de 4 km en op de kilometer.

De Stellingwerver komt zaterdag en zondag ook nog in actie.

De UCI-site: 

Para-cycling Track Worlds in Rio: three titles for Norbruis

 The second day of the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Rio, Brazil, saw nine world titles awarded to five nations.

The most titled rider of the championships so far is the Netherlands’ Alyda Norbruis who pulled on two more rainbow jerseys on Friday following her victory in the individual pursuit on the first day of competition.

Her wins in the C2 time trial and the C1-3 Scratch Race marked her 9th and 10th world titles since taking up para-cycling in 2011. The triple 2018 UCI World Champion, who won time trial gold at the 2016 Paralympics, said:

“Every title is new and has its own story behind it.”

“Riding in this velodrome has brought back a lot of good memories. It is so special. I am very proud of how I raced. The scratch race was the hardest. You just have to keep your eyes on the fast ones in front and push, push and push.”

The Dutch athlete has finished her Worlds campaign despite the event continuing for another two days: “It feels very strange,” she said. “I will chill now, maybe go to the pool or the beach and relax. I will also support my team mates!”

Silver and bronze in the C2 time trial went to Australian Amanda Reid and China’s Zhenling Song respectively, while German Denise Schindler and American Jamie Whitmore finished second and third behind the Dutch Champion in the Scratch Race.

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