cycling: At the cycling day in Cologne-Refrath, the U13 Paul Wendel from RSV Unna took second place in the mixed race. His sister Josefine took 5th place in the turbulent final sprint of the leading group and Nuria Müller came in 9th place. Both were the best female starters.
In the U17s, Tom Wendel finished 12th. In the U15 class, Jonathan Müller showed that he is still in good shape. In a dynamic final spurt, he asserted himself as the winner against the favorite Owen Kings and thus demonstrated his final speed. Oskar Schulze-Hesselmann finished 7th.
Two days later, at the old town race in Attendorn, the U13s quickly formed a leading group with Paul and Josefine Wendel. Because the chain jumped off the cobblestone piece, Paul had to get off the bike and then follow the lead. Fighting bravely, he caught up with a few more drivers and ended up taking 5th place. In front his sister Josefine showed that she is in top form. In the final sprint she clearly beat the two male companions and was allowed to climb to the top of the winner’s podium and receive the honorary prizes.
Carsten Göthel finished eighth in the senior race. In the elite race, Paul Sicking had an unfortunate fall in a roundabout and broke his elbow joint. Good wishes accompanied him on the way to the hospital and into what will surely be a long break from competition.
In wet and cold weather, Josefine Wendel’s winning streak continued the next day in Hanover-Gehrden. With her clear victory, she even lapped the state champion of Lower Saxony twice. In the school class, her brother Paul was only just beaten in the final sprint and took second place. Tom Wendel finished 12th in the U17 race.
Many RSV Unna athletes are now preparing for the state championship in the individual time trial at the lignite mining area in Elsdorf.
picture: Josefine Wendel on the podium in Attendorn / photos RSV.