electrical bike Two podiums at mountain bike world cup races for Durango stars
Two podium finishes greeted Durango mountain bikers on Saturday within the Czech Republic. A 3rd could have been possible earlier than a snapped chain.
Racing within the second Worldwide Biking Union World Cup mountain bike race of the week in Nové Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic, Durango’s Christopher Blevins improved upon his sixth-place end Thursday with a second-place outcome Saturday within the males’s under-23 race.
Solely a blistering closing lap from Thomas Pidcock might beat the Durangoan. Pidcock received for the second time this week, aided by a closing lap of 11 minutes, 12 seconds. He completed the six laps in 1 hour, quarter-hour, 57 seconds to beat Blevins by 1:08. Blevins was proper within the thick of chase for victory, however a closing lap time of 12:03 noticed him lose invaluable time to Pidcock.
Switzerland’s Important Albin was third on Saturday, 22 seconds additional again than Blevins. Switzerland’s Joel Roth was fourth, 1:39 behind Pidcock.
Blevins was the one American within the 87-rider discipline. The Durango star confirmed he will likely be proper there to contend at subsequent week’s world championships in Austria. He received silver on the under-23 worlds two years in the past in addition to a staff relay silver final season.
Riley Amos, who additionally was on the staff relay squad that took silver finally yr’s world championships in Canada, made his European race debut Saturday. The 18-year-old from Durango rode to fifth place int he UCI junior collection race with a time of 1:09:01. He was 1:01 behind race winner Tobias Lillelund of Denmark. Second went to Denmark’s Oliver Vedersø Sølvhøj, who was 30 seconds behind his countryman.
American Riley Bjorn positioned third in 1:08:34. Switzerland’s Janias Baumann was fourth in 1:08:54. Amos completed two seconds forward of Brazilian Alex Junior Malacarne to land on the ultimate podium step.
Durango’s Ruth Holcomb additionally made her European race debut Saturday and was using robust in sixth place earlier than a damaged chain on the second lap had her sprinting together with her bike earlier than she might get it mounted. The 17-year-old would end twenty second in 1:15:01.
Austria’s Mona Mitterwallner, 18, positioned first in 1:04:21 for a landslide victory. France’s Olivia Onesti, 17, was second in 1:07:39, whereas Karolina Bedrnikova of the Czech Republic was third in 1:08:08. American Madigan Munro of Boulder positioned fourth in 1:08:26.
All will get able to journey to Austria for subsequent week’s world championships with medal aspirations throughout the robust COVID-19 pandemic shortened season.