The Spanish track cycling team has The Grenchen European Championship closed with the sixth place of a great Helena Casas in the keirin female as the most outstanding result of the day. Fifth in the first round, the Catalan was doomed to the repechage to look for the pass to a semifinal to which it acceded after finishing third its series. In the ‘semis’, the Catalan faced exceptional rivals and made it to the final with a sensational third place, leaving out tough rivals such as the Dutch Braspennincx and Van der Wouw or the Russian Shmeleva.
The cyclist from Vila-Seca, European bronze in keirin last year in Plovdiv, would finish sixth finally in the final after being closed on the inside in the last corners. The German Friedrich, new champion of Europe. Alejandro Martínez and Ekain Jiménez also competed in the keirin without achieving access to the semifinal; both were third in a play-off series in which only the winner entered the second round.
The madison closed the day for the Spanish National Team, with the presence of Eukene Larrarte and Tania Calvo in the female and Sebastián Mora and Erik Martorell in the male. Mora and Martorell, who made their debut in a Madison in the absence of Albert Torres, Mora’s usual partner, finished in 13th position. Calvo and Larrarte finished their participation in eleventh position. Track cycling does not take too much rest and from 20 to 24 October the 2021 World Championship will take place in Roubaix (France).