Voss goes for 10th World Cup medal in Australia: ‘Hopefully a very good day’
Sixteen years ago, he already stood on the podium of the World Cycling Championships in the rainbow jersey. Marianne Voss was nineteen when she surprisingly became world champion on the road to Salzburg.
Tonight, Voss (35) will be one of the favorites for the title again, having already won three times in his career, most recently in 2013. In Australia he spoke not of his own ambitions, but of the destination. The Dutch team as a whole.
“I’m here to drive a good championship, and we’re all going to do everything we can to win that world title”, Voss says, in the spirit of the team.
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Van Vluden initially ‘just’
Annemieke van Vluden could start next night’s World Championship match despite a fractured elbow. This was announced by the KNWU Cycling Association on Friday afternoon.
“Today’s final test showed that the recovery is sufficient for participation,” the union wrote on Twitter.
Van Vluden suffered the fracture on Wednesday after falling during the mixed team time trial. A day later she was able to train again on the bike, but still couldn’t stand on the pedals. “Of course you can do that on a course like that,” Van Vluden said Thursday.
Stand on the pedals
On Friday, van Vluden was back on his bike to train with part of the Dutch selection. “It went well and she was able to stand up a few times,” said national coach Loes Gunnewijk. “That’s positive.”
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