(cover photo courtesy of SWpix.com)
Apeldoorn, Netherlands – February 28 to March 4, 2018
March 2, 2018 – Stefan placed 12th in the sprint qualifications with a time of 9.828. This paired him up in the 1/16 Final against Yuta Wakimoto of Japan. Unfortunately, he lost and did not proceed in the match sprints.
March 4, 2018 – Stefan placed 16th in the kilo time trial with a time of 1:01.923.
Here is a interview of Stefan with Canadian Cyclist recapping his rides with a broken clavicle injury.
“It’s not the ride I was hoping for,” admitted Ritter, “I was definitely hoping for a top-10. But considering that I could not do a bunch of kilo prep and we didn’t practice many starts because of my shoulder, honestly, I’m pretty happy with 16th. I did feel it on the standing starts; it’s painful but I can push through it. Honestly, I’m pretty lucky that I can still ride and race.”
- The Tissot UCI Track World Cup Chronicle in which Stefan is the Focus Athlete
- Ritter to race despite broken clavicle injury – article by Canadian Cyclist
posted by Barbara Ritter