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13 July 2014 | in World University Championships, Cycling

2014 WUC Cycling - Mountain Bike Competition started



JELENIA GORA - Third day of the 2014 World University Cycling Championship brought further victories of Polish athletes. Katarzyna Solus-Miśkowicz and Marek Konwa won the XCO time trial.

After two days of road races, it was time for the mountainbike competition. The student-athletes competed on a track situated in the area of Paulinum Palace. The track has been used by one of the best athletes in the world, Maja Włoszczowska, native of Jelenia Góra. The trail was scenic but technically difficult, so it was a challenge for the riders to ride it.

Women's XCO Trial Medal Podium

Katarzyna Solus-Miskowicz was a favourite of the women’s competition. Two days earlier she took the silver medal in the road race. Katarzyna didn't dissappoint her supporters and won with a very good result (15:08:1). It took Barbara Benko from Hungary 22 seconds longer to complete the time trial. Third place was for Marine Groccia from Switzerland.

Men's XCO Trial Medal Podium

Marek Konwa was tipped as a winner of the men's competition. Supporters who watched the championship didn't have any doubts who would take the gold. Konwa was focused and rode firmly from start to finish. It gave him a very good result: 11:56:40. Surprisingly, Czech athlete Jan Nesvadba clocked only eight seconds more than Konwa to pocket the silver. Third in the men’s was also a Swiss, Emilien Barben.

It is a good introduction to Sunday's competition.

Thanks to gold medals of Polish students, the host country became a leader of the gold medal tally with 3 golds, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals.

After WUC Cycling races there was a special competition for amateurs, the Jelenia Góra MTB Race.


(Source: Michal Filarski, Media WUC Cycling)




Women’s XCO Time Trial

Men’s XCO Time Trial