The Belgian Duarte Marivoet finished seventh at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Paul Fietzke ended up in tenth place.
With two top-ten finishes, the riders of Team Auto Eder celebrated a successful end of this year's World Cycling Championships in Scotland. On the 22.7 kilometre course around the city of Stirling, Belgian Duarte Marivoet finished in seventh place, 58 seconds behind the winner, Oscar Chamberlain from Australia. Marivoet's average speed was more than 46 kilometres per hour.
Fietzke was similarly fast, finishing in tenth place, 1:10 minutes behind. The German thus showed another top performance after his silver medal win in the road race. It is particularly noteworthy that Fietzke belongs to the younger of the two U19 age groups and became the fastest of his year. With Kryštof Král (Czech Republic, 33rd place) and Tamás Hancz (Hungary, 34th place) two more Team Auto Eder riders participated in the world championship race against the clock.
For the riders of Team Auto Eder, things are now back to classic racing after the World Championships. Next on the agenda is a race weekend in Vertova, Italy, from August 25th to 27th. At the end of September, another season highlight awaits the juniors of WorldTeam BORA-hansgrohe with the European Championship in the Dutch province of Drenthe.
1 CHAMBERLAIN Oscar Australia 0:28:29 hours
2 WIGGINS Ben Great Britain + 0:25 minutes
3 LEIDERT Louis Germany + 0:34
7 MARIVOET Duarte Belgium + 0:58
10 FIETZKE Paul Germany + 1:10
"Before the race, Duarte Marivoet and Paul Fietzke were among the wider circle of favourites. Duarte in particular, who had already finished eighth in the World Championships last year, thought he had a good chance. However, the course was very windy, which did not necessarily suit our riders. Therefore, we can be satisfied with the two top ten places. The fact that Paul was the fastest rider of the younger U19 age group is a good omen for next year. We now have a few smaller races ahead of us before another highlight awaits us with the European Championship at the end of September." – Dr Christian Schrot, Sporting Director Team Auto Eder