From tomorrow/Wednesday to Sunday is on the cycling track in the Netherlands Apeldoorn, the track cycling world CHAMPIONSHIPS contested. What should you expect?
Who are the favorites?
Wegtoppers as Elia Viviani and Fernando Gaviria. That will only be next year on the slopes appear if there are points must be earned to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. Nevertheless, many pistiers of the party at the Games in Rio or last year at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in hong Kong success.
It is especially looking forward to the British. Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner are sprintfenomenen and Ed Clancy of the party. The women are phenomenon Laura Trott, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker to beat women.
Other champions to keep an eye out: the German Kristina Vogel (sprint), the Netherlands Elis Ligtlee (keirin), the Italian Rachele Barbieri (scratch).
For the men it is looking forward to the Australian’s Cameron Meyer (points race and ploegkoers) and the French Francois Pervis (kilometers) and Morgan Kneisky/Benjamin Thomas (ploegkoers).
Why do you have this year, sure to follow?
We are sitting on two years of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, and it is time that we younger generation of Belgians have a closer look to know. There is of course the well-known zesdaagseduo De Ketele-De Pauw, but in their so-called work talent as Robbe Gheys and Lyndsay De Vylder hard on their advance. With a little luck there is a stunt there for these young men. Gheys ride the scratch, The Vylder the omnium.
And make the acquisition of knowledge with Nicky Degrendele. The always smiling talent turns into a beast during the sprint and keirin. They will compete for a medal, and in Tokyo, however, once our white blackbird in this unpredictable discipline.
The world cup is also every day from 18: 30 live broadcasted on Canvas (and after 20 hours on Canvas+ 12).
Is there a Belgian success?
Yes. In the ploegkoers are the Belgian duo’s in both the men’s and women’s favorite. Moreno De Pauw and Kenny De Ketele are the duo of the six-day cycle races this winter and are burned to finally damen that rainbow jersey to tackle. De Ketele won again with Gijs Van Hoecke in 2012, but The Peacock is still not. Last year got them together bronze.
De Ketele is also medaillekandidaat in the points race. He packed up all of two times bronze and once silver, but never the top prize.
In the women defend Jolien D’hoore and Lotte Kopecky their world title ploegkoers. Kopecky came last week, however, overturned and ran a botkneuzing in the elbow. It is still uncertain whether they will be able to participate.