Nations Cup: Germans third, men seventh
By Peter Maurer
The German women’s four took third place in Nations Cup qualifying in Milton. | Photo: Cor Vos
04/21/2023 | (rsn) – Canada will host the third and final stage of the UCI Nations Cup season, the successor to the Track World Cup. Initially, qualification awaited track four, which the German women’s and men’s teams successfully mastered.
Third place was enough for Franziska Brauße, Mieke Kröger, Lena-Charlotte Reissner and Laura üßmilch behind the teams from Great Britain and the USA. The Germans were eight-tenths slower than the Brits, who won the European title at Grenchen two months ago. Second place in qualifying went to the United States, led by Chloe Dygert, who was making her World Cup comeback in Milton.
The German men’s four took seventh place. Not in the best formation, but with Joachim Eilers as the new starting driver, the quartet, which also included Nicolas Heinrich, Jasper Schroder and Tim Torn Teutenberg, were 4.3 seconds slower than the Australians who set the fastest time. It was followed by Great Britain, Canada and Italy.
However, the German quartet benefited Milton as the previously dominant teams of New Zealand and Denmark were not at the start. Otherwise, the men’s four would likely have missed out on qualifying for the finals, as they did at the start of the season in Jakarta.
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