L’Aquila/Berlin,23rd/24th May 2021.
After two successful days of competitions on the track at the “INTERNAZIONALI D’ITALIA OPEN” in L'Aquila, Italy, the road races took place on Sunday in the capital of Abruzzo. After numerous sprints and a half marathon, the first official WORLD INLINE CUP started after 20 months with a top-class field with five female and male teams. The three-kilometre circuit with descents, inclines and roundabouts demanded a lot from the athletes.
Strong International starting field with proven and new teams
After Felix Rijhnen (Powerslide Matter Racing Team) and Martin Ferrié (French National Team / EOSkates World Team) broke out halfway down the marathon, it initially looked as if these two would decide the race between themselves. But in the final laps the chasing group with skaters from the Powerslide Matter Racing Team, The Czech National Team, the French National Team / EOSkates Matter World Team, Rollerblade World Team and the AC Roller Team caught up again. In a thrilling sprint to the finish Timothy Loubineaud (Powerslide Matter Racing Team) won ahead of Martin Ferrié (French National Team / EOSkates World Team). Hugo Gerard (AC Roller Team) then completed the French triple victory with third place.
Podium Men Seniors
Timothy Loubineaud, France (Powerslide Matter Racing Team)
Martin Ferrié, France (French National Team, EOSkates World Team)
Hugo Gerard, France (AC Roller Team)
In the women’s category with top skaters from The Czech National Team, the French National Team / EOSkates World Team, the CPGA Team, the Ukrainian Team and the Pole France Bordeaux, Beau Wagemaker (NED) won ahead of Valentina Letelier Cartagena (MEX) and Marine Lefeuvre (FRA) in an equally exciting finish sprint.
Podium Women Seniors
Beau Wagemaker (Netherlands)
Valentina Letelier Cartagena (Mexico)
Marine Lefeuvre (France)
“In times of the COVID19 pandemic it was a great challenge for the organisers to implement such an international three-day event. We are glad that so many athletes had the opportunity to compete again. We are now looking forward to welcoming the WIC top athletes to the second WORLD INLINE CUP stage in Funchal, Madeira (POR) on June 13th.”, said Volker Schlichting, Executive Director of the WORLD INLINE CUP.
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