Big hit from Spain: double silver

First… and on target. Albert Torres (32 years old), a Movistar cyclist, has made his debut in the first of the three specialties in which he will participate in the European Championship in Grenchen (Switzerland) and has won the silver medal in the scoring event. The Menorcan from Ciudadela was only surpassed by the Italian Simone Consonni who added 54 points to the 51 of Torres who achieved his 13th medal, seventh continental for six in world championships.

Despite the success, Torres claimed for the laps won on the track in a somewhat chaotic test in terms of the management of the judges in this regard.Torres will play the scratch tomorrow and Madison on Sunday with Sebastián Mora. Male impás for the female elimination in which Laura Rodríguez was seventh before the second great joy of the day for Spanish interests. Alejandro Martinez Chorro (24 years old), world bronze in the kilometer time trial in the French town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, he also won the silver medal like Torres in the same discipline as his planetary success.

The man from Alicante who broke the Spanish record in the morning classification (59,501) achieved 59,687 in the afternoon. A time when he defeated all of his adversaries… except Dutch alien Jeffrey Hoogland, reigning world champion, who flew to score 58,203. The record of the discipline dates from 2013 when the French François Pervis made 56,303 in Mexico. The successes of Torres and Martínez already represent the third medal for Spain in this event after the one obtained by Eukene Larrarte in the women’s scratch event, also silver.

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