Cycling: MTB World Championships, Downhill Junior, Cappello bronze

(ANSA) – LES GETS, AUGUST 27 – The blue medal table of Les Gets grows: after the silver in the Team Relay debut round, a splendid bronze in Downhill arrives with the junior Davide Cappello. The blue rider’s performance was beautiful, finishing the race in third place with a time of 3: 36.021, winning the lowest step of the podium and a historic medal, 7 ″ 697 behind by the new world champion, the British Jordan Williams ( at the finish in 3: 28.324).

It is a result that Italy had been missing for 28 years: the last blue world podium in DH was in fact in 1994, when Corrado Hérin won the Elite bronze at the World Championships in Vail. Silver for the Australian Remy Meier-Smith, at the finish with a delay of 5 ″ 916 from the British.

For women, among the Elite, the world title went to the Austrian Valentina Höll with a time of 3: 53.857. The talented 20-year-old completed a practically perfect descent, winning the coveted rainbow jersey. The podium is completed by the German Nina Hoffmann, just 906 thousandths from the gold, and the outgoing world champion, the French Myriam Nicole. Seventh place for Italy for Eleonora Farina. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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