European Road Cycling Championships: Czech Republic is Ready

The 2013 European Road Cycling Under 23 and Junior Championships

The 2013 European Road Cycling Under 23 and Junior Championships

The 2013 European Road Cycling Under 23 and Junior Championships was held from 18th until the 21st July in the Czech Republic, and consisted of a time trial and road race for both women and men in the Junior and Under 23 age categories. Mario Minervino, the European Cycling Union delegate for the road sector, and the General Secretary of the UEC, Enrico Della Casa, verified the circuits in the three cities – Fryfek Mistek, Brno (for the time trial race) and Olomouc (for the Road Race), that resulted in the award of 8 European cycling titles, with the circuits being specially chosen to meet all of the technical characteristics that were essential to awarding the title of European Champion to the event's winners, and comprised all of the ideal conditions necessary to reflect top level cycling. In order to be eligible to compete in the Under 23 category of this event, both male and female competitors must have had a birth date of between 1991 and 1994, and to be eligible for the Junior category, a competitor's birth date must have been in either 1995 or 1996. 10 teams from across Europe participated in the 2013 championship, representing the following nations:

  • France
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Ukraine
  • Belarus
  • Latvia
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Czech Republic

Of all of the competing teams, France came out on top of the leader board, having gained a total of 6 medals overall and with three members of their team becoming gold medallists. Taking the second spot was Belgium, with 4 medals overall and two gold medallists, and third place was taken by Italy, who succeeding in taking 3 of the 24 medals and with one gold medallist in their winning line up.

The Czech Republic Cycling Courses and Schedule

Thursday July 18th 2013 – Frydek Mistek stare autobusove nadrazi

11 am – Junior Men's Individual Time Trial Race – 23.5 km
3.30 pm – Women's Under 23's Individual Time Trial Race – 23.5 km

Friday July 19th 2013 – Autodrome Brno, parking lot stand T5

11 am – Junior Women's Individual Time Trial Race – 13.5 km
3.30 pm – Men's Under 23s Individual Time Trial Race – 23 km

Saturday July 20th 2013 – Olomouc Svaty Kopecek

9.30 am – Mens Juniors Individual Road Race – 126 km
1.30 pm – Women's Under 23s Individual Road Race – 236 km

Sunday July 21st 2013 – Olomouc Svaty Kopecek

10 am – Men's Under 23's Individual Road Race – 165 km
3 pm – Women's Juniors Individual Road Race – 75 km

The Medallists of the 2013 European Road Cycling Championships

In the table below, you can see a summary of the cyclists who ranked in the top three positions in both the Individual Time Trial and Road Races for both the Men's and Women's categories and the Under 23 and Junior events.

Event

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Men's Under 23 Road Race

Sean de Bie – Belgium

Petr Vakoc – Czech Republic

Toms Skujins – Latvia

Men's Under 23 Individual Time Trial

Victor Campenaerts – Belgium

Oleksandr Golovash – Ukraine

Jasha Sutterlin – Germany

Women's Under 23 Road Race

Susanna Zorzi – Italy

Francesca Cauz – Italy

Hanna Solovey – Ukraine

Women's Under 23 Individual Time Trial

Hanna Solovey – Ukraine

Rossella Ratto – Italy

Kseniya Dobrynina – Russia

Men's Junior Road Race

Frank Bonnamour – France

Elie Gesbert – France

Mathias van Gompel – Belgium

Men's Junior Time Trial

Nikolay Cherkasov – Russia

Igor Decraene – Belgium

Remi Cavagna – France

Women's Junior Road Race

Greta Richioud – France

Severine Eraud - France

Kseniya Tuhai – Belarus

Women's Junior Individual Time Trial

Severine Eraud – France

Floortje Mackaij – The Netherlands

Olena Demidova - Ukraine

Overall, the Medal Table for all of the countries participating in the 2013 Championship event looked like this:

Rank

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

France

3

2

1

6

2

Belgium

2

1

1

4

3

Italy

1

2

0

3

4

Ukraine

1

1

2

4

Joint 5th

Russia

1

0

1

2

Joint 5th

Netherlands

0

1

0

1

6

Czech Republic

0

1

0

1

Joint 8th

Germany

0

0

1

1

Belarus

0

0

1

1

Latvia

0

0

1

1

TOTAL

8

8

8

24