Cycling: gold to the euro for Thomas

The Tarnais Benjamin Thomas won the gold medal in the points race yesterday in Granges (Switzerland) where the European track cycling championships have been held since Tuesday.

This is the first medal of this metal for the French delegation since the start of this European competition and the Vauréen did not take the half pedal to win it. Already European champion in the discipline in 2014 in Belgium, the Frenchman from Groupama-FDJ won with 81 points, 20 more than the Portuguese Iuri Leitao. Russian Vlas Shichklin takes third place with 53 points.

As a reminder, the puncheur de Lavaur had already made talk about his science of track racing during the last Olympic Games in Tokyo where he brought back a bronze medal last summer in the pocket of a French cyclist who was in bad shape. with his comrade Donovan Grondin.

This new European title – he had already won five before – bodes well for the Tarnais who intends to shine again at the World Track Championships which will take place from October 20 to 24 at the Jean-Stablinski covered velodrome in Roubaix. We sincerely hope that the Vauréen will once again offer us a Marseillaise in this high place of cycling.

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