France completed a clean sweep in the men’s elimination event on day two of the European Cycling Union (UEC) Mountain Bike European Championships in the Czech venue of Brno as Hugo Briatta took gold.
Briatta secured the title in a time of 1min 36.92sec.
His compatriots Titouan Perrin Garnier and Lorenzo Serres had also reached the Big Final, along with Felix Klausmann of Germany, and they ended up claiming respective silver and bronze in 1:37.07 and 1:41.27, with Klausmann clocking 1:44.29.
France also claimed a medal in the women’s final as Coline Clauzure took silver in 1:54.05 behind Italy’s Gaia Tormena, who won in 1:51.60.
Spain’s Magdalena Duran Garcia beat home rider Barbora Prudkova to bronze, clocking 2:00.70 to the latter’s 2:15.36.
In a second day of Masters racing, Michele Righetti of Italy won the men’s 35-39 category in 1:10:54 from Ondrej Zeleny of the Czech Republic, who clocked 1:13.05 ahead of Spain’s Ande Illarramendi on 1:14.10.
Jos Ortega of Spain won the 40-44 title in 1:10.09 ahead of Italy’s Mirco Balducci, who clocked 1:11.23, and Gerrit Delfosse of Belgium, who finished in 1:11.39.
Austria’s Gerald Hauer won the men’s 45-49 class in 1:04.01, silver going to Germany’s Dirk Hemmerling in 1:04.31, and bronze to Spain’s Jorge Lopez in 1:04.59.
Palle Egeberg of Denmark earned gold in the 50-54 class in 1:02.18, ahead of Spain’s Jose Juste in 1:02.28 and Andrea Pendini of Italy in 1:06.06.