It looked very good for a long time for the Swiss team in the mixed relay at the cycling world championships in Flanders. He started the race in seventh place out of the 13 teams, and the team with Stefan Kung, Stefan Bisiger and Mauro Schmid as well as Marilyn Rosser, Elise Schabe and Nicole Koller took the lead at the end – and held it until shortly before the finish.
Battle between Switzerland and Italy
It was already clear in the last transitional periods that Switzerland would not be able to interfere in the battle for the gold medal. The progress of Germany and Holland was very large. Bronze was on hand, as there was only one more team left with Italy.
But in the final decision after 44.5 km, the Swiss team had no luck on his side. With a time of 51: 26.84 minutes, Italy took the bronze by just 5 milliseconds. Despite the strong performance, Switzerland had to settle for fourth place.
The result was particularly disappointing for Kong. actually In this summer’s Olympic time test, he missed a medal from Gossamer. Accordingly, he was tied up in the interview after the race. “Such a small gap to this distance is very bitter,” said the 27-year-old.
gold for germany
The German team led by Tony Martin became world champion, with the defending champions Netherlands dropping to second place by 13 seconds. It was a dream farewell for 36-year-old Martin. The four-time world champion in individual trials competed in the last competitions of his career on Wednesday.
SRF Zwei, sportlive, 22.09.2021, 2:05 p.m.; gam / agencies
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