The German foursome had to wait a long time for a medal. Once the parade discipline of German train drivers, the podium has mostly been a long-term goal in recent years. The riders around Henning Bommel showed yesterday evening at the UCI Track World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, that the continuous work pays off. In the end, the German foursome came in third. And in an impressive manner. While the teams from Australia and Switzerland took the first two places in the grand final, Bommel, together with Maximilian Beyer, Theo Reinhardt and Nils Schomber, managed to catch the Spanish four in the small final shortly before the end of the race.
After bronze in the team time trial, Theo Reinhardt also finished eleventh in the men's points race. Victory went to the Russians here. Kirill Sveshnikov. The Hinkong Chinese won the women's scratch race Xiao Juan Diao victory.
But not only the endurance specialists showed good performances on the first day. The sprinters were also convincing. In the absence of the German sprint stars Maximilian Levy, Robert Förstemann, René Enders and Kristina Vogel, who are currently in South Africa preparing for the World Championships in Colombian Cali, Chemnitz-based Joachim Eilers also succeeded Erik Balzer and Max defeated a ride in second place in the team sprint. Only the Dutch trio was faster here. The team took third place Großbritannien
In the women's team sprint, Miriam Welte finished ninth with Gudrun Stock. Victory went to the Chinese duo.