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On 21 November 2015 at 22:11 | updated on 22 November 2015 at 19:56

2015 Worlds of Speed Skating - Lap circuits and relays closing the road competitions

2015 Worlds of Speed Skating - Lap circuits and relays closing the road competitions

The road competitions of the world championships of speed skating came to an end today with the lap circuits and the relays. Tomorrow will be dedicated to marathon...

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Lap circuit

The lap circuit format is brand-new, just like the 100 m of the previous day. The aim is to replace the 500 m race that also exists on track to make more difference between the road and track formats. This race offered high speeds and suspense to the road circuit of Kaohsiung (Chinese Taipei), which is mainly made of soft curves and strait lines. Colombia won in all categories with Andrea Canon (junior women), Jaime Uribe (junior men), Hellen Montoya (senior women) and Edwin Estrada (senior men)...

Junior Women

After the series in the morning, the finals took place in the afternoon. Due to the rain of the previous day, the schedule had to be modified.
The Colombians did a double in the junior women's, getting the gold and silver. Andrea Canon (COL) won in front of her team mate Geiny Pajaro (COL). Local skater Yu-Ting Yen (TPE) completed the podium.

Junior Men

Here again, a very strategical race for Colombia. Jaime Uribe (COL) won, followed by Alvaro Carrasquilla (COL). Just like in the junior women's, it's a local skater, Kun Tsao (TPE), who got the bronze.

Senior Women

Helen Montoya (COL) and Yersi Puello (COL) took the lead of the race right away. Yersi Puello controlled the race to enable Hellen Montoya to widen the gap. Once her team mate at reasonable distance, she secured the second place in front of Soyeong Shin (KOR).

Senior Men

Edwin Estrada (COL) is a cut above the rest! It was the feeling you got, witnessing him standing a good dozen meters before the finish line and looking back to watch the battle for silver between Gwendal Le Pivert (FRA) and Simon Albrecht (GER).

Duel France Colombie

Relays

The road competitions traditionally end with relays...

Junior Women

1. Colombia
2. Chinese Taipei
3. USA

Junior Men

1. Venezuela
2. France
3. Italy

Senior Women

1. Colombia
2. Germany
3. South Korea

Senior Men

1. France
2. Colombia
3. South Korea

Useful links

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Texte : Alfathor
Photos : FIRS
Released  on 21 November 2015 - Read 6226 times


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