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Sprint at the track bike championship: Hinze gets her third gold in Munich

Sprint at track cycling championship
Hinze gets her third gold in Munich

The Munich trade fair is proving to be a veritable gold mine for Emma Hinze. In the sprint, she wins her third European title against Mathilde Gros from France. And that despite the concerns about the shorter track.

Emma Hinze has already won her third title at the European Track Cycling Championships. The 24-year-old from Cottbus defeated the French Mathilde Gros in three runs in the sprint final. In the decisive third run, the finish photo decided. After the successes in the team sprint with Pauline Grabosch (Chemnitz) and Lea Sophie Friedrich (Chemnitz) and in the 500 m time trial with the German record of 32.668 seconds, it was already the third gold for the sprint on the wooden oval in the Munich Exhibition Center -World champion.

Emma Hinze coped better than many of her competitors with the 200 meter long and therefore 50 meter shorter temporary track, although she had concerns about the sprint. “Yes in time trials, but in sprints and keirin it’s difficult. Full throttle from the start, whoever is in front usually wins. That doesn’t have so much to do with tactics, it’s more of a rambling run,” said the Cottbus native. Otherwise they wouldn’t drive like that.

In the meantime, Friedrich lost two runs in the small final to Laurine van Riessen from the Netherlands and thus missed her second medal. In the 1000 meter time trial, Maximilian Dörnbach from Cottbus took third place with a time of 1:00.225 minutes. Only Melvin Landerneau from France (59.975 seconds) and Italian Matteo Bianchi (1:00.089 minutes) were faster.

The German Cyclists’ Association (BDR) won six gold, three silver and one bronze before the final day of the track cycling competition.

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