The Belgian quartet has on the WB-manche in the Canadian Milton an excellent job. The four Van Den Bossche – De Ketele – Ghys – De Vylder, the seventh time, for a new national record.
“In Milton we put a better time down”, it sounded ambitious at the previous round in Paris. “A new composite quartet – junior Fabio Van Den Bossche was fitted – you just need to take time out to function optimally.”
In Canada added Kenny De Ketele, Robbe Ghys, Lindsay De Vylder and youngster Fabio Van Den Bossche the action to the word. Never got a Belgian quartet under 3’59”. The new Belgian besttijd, 3’58”942 also meant that Belgium is the seventh ended and doorstoot to the quarter finals. In Paris was not successful. The Huub Wattbike Test Team, 3.56.628., realized the best time for Great Britain (3.56.672.), Denmark (3.56.885.) and Canada (3.56.931.) Remarkable: never before was the gap between the winner and the Belgians in the time difference is so small.
Today to 17.03 hours take the Belgians against the French (Thomas, Coquard, Garel and Maitre, ed.). The winners of the duels between Great Britain- Denenemarken and Huub Wattbike Test Team Canada to compete later in the day for gold. Belgium retains a mathematical chance, the among the best four finish, the battle for the bronze. Moreno De Pauw is today in action in the scratch.
Thursday evening was Nicky Degrendele in Roeselare celebrated as Iron Briek, trophy of Westsprint for the best West-Vlaamse rider in the elite. The aftermath of the heavy fall in Paris were clearly visible. “Only these steps is difficult,” told Nicky, who is helped by two crutches. “I got lucky. It was all much worse. I have seen the fall several times already looking at. A rider of the week of the spurtlijn and therefore I hit her rear wheel. Unnecessary risks I took. In keirin, there will be more cases, but for me it was the first time. Early next week to resume I the training in Aigle. With a lot of enthusiasm, I work towards the next World Cup in Berlin”, continues the West-Flemish champion is extremely ambitious.