The 2020 edition of the Elite Track European Championships ended today in Plovdiv’s modern velodrome
(Bulgaria) with the awarding of the title for the Men’s Madison race.
In the medals table, Great Britain came top with 11 medals (six gold, two silver and three bronze) in front of
Russia (5, 5 and 3) and Italy who won 14 medals (3, 7 and 4).
In technical terms, Russia without doubt dominated in the Women’s Sprint races winning the Sprint (Anastasiia
Voinova), Team Sprint (Anastasiia Voinova, Daria Shmeleva, Natalia Antonova and Ekaterina Rogovaya) and
the 500 Metres (Daria Shmeleva). However, one rider stopped the Russians from completely clearing the
board: the Ukraine Olena Starikova who took the title in the Keirin. In the Men’s, the German specialist
Maximilia Levy won two gold medals (Keirin and Sprint) meanwhile the Kilometre title was awarded to Tomas
Babek (Czech Republic) and the Team Sprint to Russia with Denis Dmitriev, Pavel Yakushevskiy, Ivan
Gladyshev and Alexander Sharapov.
In the endurance races, Great Britain proved its reputation as one of the leading nations with Matthew Walls
winning two golds in the Elimination and Omnium and in the Women’s with Katie Archibald in the Points race,
Elinor Barker in the Elimination, Neah Evans in the Individual Pursuit and the Team Pursuit with Josie Knight,
Laura Kenny, Katie Archibal, Neah Evans and Elinor Barker.
Also in the Women’s a great performance from Italy who won the Omnium (Elisa Balsamo), Scratch (Martina
Fidanza) and the Madison titles (Elisa Balsamo and Vittoria Guazzini).
Portugal finished the 2020 European Championships with two medals in the Men’s with Iuri Leitao (Scratch)
and Ivo Oliveira (Individual Pursuit).
The Men’s Madison, which was particularly exciting, was won by the Spanish specialists Alberto Torres and
Sebastian Mora (Mora also won the gold in the Points race).
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