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Simplon Michiels picks up a surprising bronze at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS mountain bike in Glasgow

Simplon Michiels Tuesday at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS Mountain biking in the Scottish Glasgow in the cross-country competition and the bronze medal conquered. It is on her 35th day of the first medal. The Antwerp was eight-time Belgian champion and picked up two silver and a bronze. At the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, she was 21st.

The Swiss Jolanda Neff went after 28 miles, with the gold to the get in 1:31:29. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot from France followed in 1:33:33. Michiels reed after 1:34:56 on the measure.

This year he made Michiels connection in the world. They obtained for the first two toptienplaatsen in a world Cup. Both in the Czech Nove Mesto and in the Andorran Vallnord, she was seventh.

She was also second in the heavy Alps Tour Trophy, a four-day mountainbikerace with a total of 9.400 altitude.

Seventh medal

For Belgium, this is the seventh medal at the European Championships in Glasgow and Berlin. Our country is now at two times gold (De Ketele – Ghys, Derwael), two times silver (De Ketele, Derwael) and three bronze (Michiels, D’hoore, Klinckaert).

Kevin Panhuyzen and Jens Schuermans defend later in the day the Belgian colours in the mannenwedstrijd.

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