World Cup V
Minsk, Belarus – 19 to 21 January 2018
Men’s Keirin – Saturday, January 20th
SILVER for Stefan
Quoted from Canadian Cyclist: For Ritter, a former Junior world champion (Kilo), the podium result came after a long recovery from a crash in 2017 that kept him out of competition for the earlier part of the 2017-2018 World Cup season. Ritter had to go through the ‘second chance’ repechage race to qualify for the semi-finals, but won his semi-final race to make it into the medal final, where six riders competed for the medals. In the Final, Ritter finished second to Matthijs Buchli of the Netherlands.
“Overall I’m really happy with how today went,” said Ritter. “I couldn’t have asked for more, to be honest. Considering this is the first time I’ve raced the Keirin at a World Cup, I’m really happy with silver. Except for the first ride, all my rides went really well tactically, I feel like I made good decisions.”
Men’s Sprint – Sunday, January 21st
- Stefan placed 4th in sprint qualifying with a time of 9.820.
- In the 1/8 Final he lost to Theo Bos of the Netherlands.
- Overall he placed 9th.
CONGRATULATIONS also to the Canadian NextGen Women’s Team Pursuit squad who took bronze! They are: Erin Attwell (Victoria, BC), Maggie Coles-Lyster (Maple Ridge, BC), Devaney Collier (Edmonton, Alberta), and Laurie Jussaume (Contrecoeur, Quebec).
Courtesy of Canadian Cyclist, further photos can be found here: photo gallery
posted by Barbara Ritter