Portugal and Germany claimed downhill gold medals ©FISU

Mountain bikers from Portugal and Germany claimed downhill titles today at the World University Cycling Championships in Portugal.

Francisco Martins won the men's title at the International University Sports Federation-organised event on the 1.28 kilometres course in the city of Fafe, in the Armil region.

He won comfortably in a time of 2min 32.605sec.

Anton Abbou of Germany was second in 2:35.180.

Micael Pereira of Portugal took the bronze medal in 2:37.037. 

Nina Hofmann of Germany won the women's event in 2:56.180.

She proved a dominant winner on a tough course as Portugal's Daniela Araujo and Ana Catarina Moreira took silver and bronze medals respectively in times of 5:31.579 and 5:53.956. 

The event is due to close tomorrow in Braga with the road race and the Closing Ceremony.