Viviani takes second gold medal European Track Championships

Maximilian Levy wins gold in keirin

Cannondale sprinter Elia Viviani came to the European Championships to add some more track gold to his palmares. On Friday the Italian won the gold medal in the points race. On the final day of the event in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, he added the gold in the Madison with his partner Liam Bertazzo.

In the 200 laps Madison race Viviani and Bertazzo were the first pair to take a lap. Spanish David Muntaner and Albert Torres, the silver medal winners from the World Championships in Minsk this year, were quick to follow. With help from the other Spanish pair in the race Maetzu/Mora, they managed to take more points than the Italian duo.

With a 18-19 score for the Spanish before the final sprint, it was Viviani who was launched by Bertazzo to sprint to three points. The Spanish managed to take only one point and had to settle for silver. Kenny de Ketele and Gijs van Hoecke, the 2012 World Champions, took bronze.

In the keirin it was German powerhouse Maximilian Levy who took his second gold of the tournament. After the team sprint on Friday with Robert Förstemann and René Enders, Levy outsprinted world champion Jason Kenny in the keirin final. Francois Pervis of France took the bronze medal.

In the women’s keirin there was unexpected success for the home crowd. Elis Ligtlee, just 19 years old, already surprised herself and everyone else with a silver medal in the sprint on Saturday where she beat Kristina Vogel. In the keirin final she faced the German sprinter again. This time it was Ligtlee who launched her sprint at half a lap from the finish line and managed to keep Vogel behind her. France took another bronze medal with Virginie Cueff.

“Incredible that I can already do things like this. And that I can do that two days in a row, or actually three because on Friday I already was here for the team sprint,” Elis Ligtlee concluded tired but very happy.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Viviani/Bertazzo (Italy)21 pts
2Muntaner/Torres (Spain)20 
3 (-1 lap)De Ketele/Van Hoecke (Belgium)11 
4Simion/Scartezzini (Italy)11 
5Graf/Konrad (Austria)8 
6Kadlec/Hacecky (Czech Republic)8 
7De Pauw/Vergaerde (Belgium)8 
8Marguet/Imhof (Switzerland)6 
9Maeztu/Mora (Spain)5 
10Gaudin/Turgot (France)4 
11Keller/Perizzolo (Switzerland)3 
12Hochmann/Blaha (Czech Republic)3 
13Doull/Dibben (Great Britain)1 
14Stöpler/Havik (Netherlands)1 
15Kalz/Lampater (Germany)  
16Mouris/Stroetinga (Netherlands)  
Men's Keirin
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maximilian Levy (Germany)  
2Jason Kenny (Great Britain)  
3Francois Pervis (France)  
4Adam Ptacnik (Czech Republic)  
5Denis Dmitriev (Russian Federation)  
6Quentin Lafargue (France)  
7Stefan Bötticher (Germany)  
8Matthew Crampton (Great Britain)  
9Pavel Kelemen (Czech Republic)  
10Christos Volikakis (Greece)  
11Kamil Kuczynski (Poland)  
12Hodei Mazquiaran Uria (Spain)  
Women's Keirin
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elis Ligtlee (Netherlands)  
2Kristina Vogel (Germany)  
3Cueffvirginie (France)  
4Olena Tsos (Ukraine)  
5Yesna Rijkhoff (Netherlands)  
6Elena Brejniva (Russian Federation)  
7Rebecca James (Great Britain)  
8Helena Casas Roige (Spain)  
9Victoria Williamson (Great Britain)  
10Tania Calvo Barbero (Spain)  
11Sandie Clair (France)  
12Urszula Los (Poland)  
Men's Omnium Final Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Viktor Manakov (Russian Federation)14 pts
2Tim Veldt (Netherlands)29 
3Martyn Irvine (Ireland)40 
4Jasper De Buyst (Belgium)40 
5Samuel Harrison (Great Britain)41 
6Olivier Beer (Switzerland)43 
7Casper Von Folsach (Denmark)46 
8Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spain)48 
9Alois Kankovsky (Czech Republic)51 
10Ioannis Spanopoulos (Greece)58 
11Lucas Liss (Germany)60 
12Adrian Teklinski (Poland)63 
13Thomas Boudat (France)63 
14Raman Tsishkou (Belarus)71 
15Francesco Castegnaro (Italy)79 
16Vladislav Kreminskiy (Ukraine)88 
17Stefan Matzner, (Austria)103 
18Hiski Kanerva (Finland)135 
19David Askurava (Georgia)138 
20Eerik Idarand (Estonia)150 
Women's Omnium Final Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Laura Trott (Great Britain)15 pts
2Kirsten Wild (Netherlands)15 
3Jolien D'Hoore (Belgium)18 
4Laurie Berthon (France)38 
5Tamara Balabolina (Russian Federation)39 
6Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spain)40 
7Anna Nagirna (Ukraine)45 
8Aušrine Trebaite (Lithuania)51 
9Simona Frapporti (Italy)55 
10Caroline Ryan (Ireland)62 
11Volha Masiukovich (Belarus)68 

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