UEC Track European Championships in Grenchen (SUI)
©Arne Mill /frontalvision.com FÖRSTEMANN Robert, NIEDERLAG Max, EILERS Joachim

The elite riders fought from October 14 to 18 in various disciplines for the European title, about 8,000 visitors have been at this championship.

In women´s sprint 3 CASCO athletes have been on the podest:  RusVelo rider Anastasiya Voinova (RUS) was beaten only by Elis Ligtlee (NL) and won the silver medal. In the small final Kristina Vogel fought and could win the bronze medal with with 2: 0.
In men´s sprint Jeffrey Hoogland (NL) und Max Niederlag (GER) weren´t less successful than their national team colleagues. They achieved the excellent places 1 and 2.

rad-net ROSE rider Domenic Weinstein is European Vice Champion in the individual pursuit. The 21-year old was beaten in the finals only by the top favorite.

In Keirin Pavel Klemen (CZE/ Dukla Brno) won this competition, Dennis Dmitirev from Team RusVelo (RUS) was pleased with his 3rd place.
Elis Ligtlee (NL) is the winner of the women's Keirin.

RusVelo riders Anastasiia Voinova and her teammate Daria Shmeleva defended their European Champions title in the team sprint competitions. In the gold medal final they beat Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel. 3rd place went to Elis Ligtlee (NL) and her partner.
In men´s team sprint Robert Förstemann, Max Niederlag and Joachim Eilers (GER) won the small final and thereby they took the bronze medal home. Jeffrey Hoogland (NL) won with his two team-mates in the grand final.

At 500m time trial Anastasiya Voinova (RusVelo, RUS) delivered the evidence that the lining of the Swiss Federal Railways is one of the fastest in the world: In 32.794 she improved the world record of the Olympic Champion Anna Meares (AUS) by 42 thousandths of a second. Her teammate Daria Shmeleva came right behind her at 3rd place to the finish line.
Like in the last year, Joachim Eilers won the silver medal in the 1km time trial. Jeffrey Hoogland (NL) could prevail here against the German athlete and won gold. Bronze went to Robin Wagner (CZE / Dukla Brno).

Congratulations to all athletes to the great success!