From 24 August, the European cycling championships are on the program in Plouay. In the Leader’s jersey keeps an overview of the winners in the different categories in this article.
Results European Championship time trial women juniors
On the first day of the European Championship there was an immediate prize for the Dutch team. Elise Uijen managed to seize the European title in the time trial there. Her compatriot, Shirin van Anrooij, was unable to defend her title from the year before. In the end she finished just off the podium in fourth place. (Photo: Sirotti)
1. Elise Uijen (The Netherlands)
2. Meava Squiban (France)
3. Carlotta Cipressi (Italië)
Results European Championship time trial men juniors
In the male juniors it was the Czech Mathias Vacek who took the win. After 25.6 kilometers he was faster than Sunweb acquisition Marco Brenner. Lorenzo Milesi had to settle for third place.
1. Mathias Vacek (Czech Republic)
2. Marco Brenner (Germany)
3. Lorenzo Milesi (Italy)
U23 European Championship time trial women
Hannah Ludwig has managed to extend her title with the promises. Just like in Alkmaar, the German was the fastest in the race against the clock. She presented her compatriot Franziska Koch. Marta Jaskulska took the bronze.
1. Hannah Ludwig (Germany)
2. Franziska Koch (Germany)
Marta Jaskulska (Poland)
Result European Championship time trial men under 23
Andreas Leknessund has added the title of European time trial champion to the promises. The Norwegian, who will play for Team Sunweb from 2021, defeated Stefan Bissegger and Ilan Van Wilder.
1. Andreas Leknessund (Norway)
2. Stefan Bissegger (Switzerland)
3. Ilan Van Wilder (Belgium)
Results European Championship time trial women
Anna van der Breggen has won the European women’s time trial championships in Plouay, France. On the 25.6 kilometer long track, she was faster in the race against the clock than outgoing champion Ellen van Dijk.
1. Anna van der Breggen (The Netherlands)
2. Ellen van Dijk (The Netherlands)
3. Marlen Reusser (Switzerland)
Results European Championship time trial men
Victor Campenaerts was the big favorite, but he bit the time of the Frenchman Rémi Cavagna. This did not apply to Stefan Küng, because despite a bad feeling, the Swiss managed to set the fastest time in Plouay.
1. Stefan Küng (Switzerland)
2. Rémi Cavagna (France)
3. Victor Campenaerts (Belgium)
Results European Championship Women U23
On a rainy morning it was 22-year-old Italian Elisa Balsamo who took the European U23 title for women. In a bunch sprint she was by far the fastest. Lonneke Uneken was second at an appropriate distance, ahead of Emma Jorgensen.
1. Elisa Balsamo (Italië)
2. Lonneke Uneken (The Netherlands)
3. Emma Jorgensen (Denmark)
Result EC men
For the men it became a fight between the sprint countries and the countries with attackers in the ranks. Italy and France defended the sprint, while Belgium and the Netherlands tried to attack. The sprint countries won the dance, with Giacomo Nizzolo as the end station of a perfect leadout from Italy. Mathieu van der Poel attacked five times and was then actually the fastest in the sprint. However, he started too far and finished fourth.
1. Giacomo Nizzolo (Italy)
2. Arnaud Démare (France)
3. Pascal Ackermann (Germany)
Result European Championship men under 23
Jonas Iversby Hvideberg has won the second gold medal for Norway in the U23 race for men. After Andreas Leknessund in the U23 time trial, Hvideberg was too strong for the Dane Anthon Charmig in a sprint of two. Dutchman Olav Kooij finished fifth.
1. Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Norway)
2. Anthon Charmig (Denmark)
3. Vojtecht Repa (Czech Republic)
Results European Championship women
Annemiek van Vleuten cannot be stopped, even if she starts as a servant and has driven half the race in front of her teammates. When she gave the women’s road race for another, she ended up in the leading group herself. It turned out to be the winning move, especially when fellow countryman Chantal Blaak dropped out at the front. Elisa Longo Borghini was imposed in the sprint.
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (The Netherlands)
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Italië)
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland)
Note: This overview is being supplemented