33rd WMC Cycling - Poitiers (FRA) - Day 2

 

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POITIERS (FRA) - The second day of competition of the 33rd World Military Cycling Championship took place yesterday on the beautiful Place du Souvenir Fraçais in the town of Moncontour, Vienne with the circuit race for the Defence Wounded and the Elites Women (5 laps of 7.950 km (39.750 km) for the Defence Wounded and 9 laps of 7.950 km (71.550 km) for the Elites Women).

 

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The Defence Wounded were the first to set off on the 7.950km course. And it was again French cyclist Eric Travers who, after his first title in the individual time trial on Wednesday, showed himself to be the strongest. He won his second Military World Ttle by finishing the 39,750km with a time of 01:10:11 ahead of his compatriot Christophe France Collot (FRA) and the Belgian Peter Caubergh (BEL), respectively silver and bronze medalist. In the same category, but in Handi-bike, Frenchman Macoumba Sarr (01:04:36) finished ahead of another Frenchman, Sébastien Pradalier (FRA).

 

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In the Elite Women's category, the race was very competitive, and it was once again a French athlete who became Military World Champion with the sprint victory of Gladys Verhulst (02:00:25) ahead of the Ukrainian Maryna Ivaniuk and the German Katharina Hechler.

 

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The day ended with the traditional Gift Exchange between the CISM representatives (CISM President Colonel Hervé Piccirillo and the Official CISM Representative for this event Lieutenant-Colonel Marc De Wagter (CISM Treasurer General), the Organising Committee and the Chiefs of Mission. The event was enhanced by the presence of the former professional cyclist Bernard Thévenet (known as "Nanard") who was a French cyclist of the 1970s. He won the Tour de France twice, in 1975 ahead of Eddy Merckx and in 1977.

 

Results : Circuit Race Defence Wounded - Circuit Race Elites Women

 

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Today, the last event of the championship, the circuit race for the Elites Men, will take place in the city of Poitiers with a course of 9 laps of 13.600 km (122.400 km).

 

Course Circuit Race: Elites Men

 

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(Source : CISM Headquarters - Pictures : French Delegation to CISM)

 

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