The World Cycling Championships will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from August 3rd to 13th. Team Auto Eder will send several riders to the title decisions in the U19 category, with chances of winning a medal in the time trial as well as in the road race.
Gold in the road race, bronze in the time trial – thanks to the two medals won by German Emil Herzog, the Team Auto Eder officials have particularly good memories of last year's World Cycling Championships. From August 3rd to 13th, the next cycling world championships will now take place in Glasgow, Scotland. Once again, the riders of Team Auto Eder are among the candidates for medals – both in the individual road time trial and in the road race.
A total of seven out of eight riders from this year's Auto Eder squad have been nominated for the World Cycling Championships. In the junior road race on August 5th Paul Fietzke (Germany), Theodor August Clemmensen (Denmark), Karl Kurits (Estonia), Martin Bárta and Kryštof Král (both Czech Republic) will start. In the time trial on August 11th Paul Fietzke, Kryštof Král, Duarte Marivoet (Belgium) and Tamás Hancz (Hungary) will represent their national colours.
There are medal chances for the young talents in both competitions. Paul Fietzke, for example, is considered an excellent all-rounder who has proven his skills this season, among other things, with a fourth place in the classic Paris-Roubaix. Karl Kurits and Kryštof Král are again very fast at the end in case the decision is made in the sprint. In the individual time trial, Duarte Marivoet is again a candidate for a top result, after all, he was already eighth at the World Championships last year. Paul Fietzke also has chances in the battle against the clock.
"Of course, we have very good memories of last season when Emil Herzog became road world champion. But this year, the cards will be completely reshuffled. Our riders were able to train very well at a recent training camp in the Oetztal valley and are travelling to Scotland in good shape. The races will be very difficult, but we have a chance to achieve top results on every terrain. Fietzke, Král and Kurits will be the captains of their national teams." – Dr. Christian Schrot, Sporting Director