Track Cycling World Championships – Jules Hesters starts the race with 15th place at Ground Zero

Track Cycling World Championships – Jules Hesters starts the race with 15th place at Ground Zero

(Belga) Jules Hesters finished 15th in zero, the first of four world events, at the Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines on Saturday in France.

At the end of the 40 laps, or 10 kilometres, New Zealander Aaron Jett, the 2021 worlds bronze medalist, beat Japan’s Shunsuke Imamura and Australia’s Kelland O’Brien, all three of whom have had at least one lap. The rest of the competitors. Britain’s world champion Ethan Hayter, Italy’s Elia Viviani and France’s Benjamin Thomas, two-time world champion (2017, 2020) fall into an ambush. Hesters, 23, finished 15th, one lap short of the top three. The Rhythm Race (3:40 p.m.), the Elimination Race (6:51 p.m.), and the Point Race (8:02 p.m.) are still on Omnium. Jules Hester’s main objective during this meeting on the track for the upcoming 2024 Olympics is the race for elimination, the system in which he won three consecutive European Junior titles between 2018 and 2020. The superb leap for the elite with a bronze medal. On Sunday at 4:20 p.m., he will attempt to do the same on the world stage and announce that he is aiming for a Top 5. On Saturday, Marit Vanhoff will compete in the singles race, while Shari Bossuet and Lotte Kubicki will start in Madison. (Belga)

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