Belgium wins six medals at the World cycling championships


At the World cycling championships in Innsbruck, Austria, Belgium has walked away with six medals. Remco Evenepoel shone with a superb performance, winning 2 gold medals.

The demanding course did not stop the Belgians from achieving excellent results. It started with the men's team time trial, which was won for the fourth time by the Belgian team Quick Step-Floors, which despite being made up of riders from different countries, included two Belgians.

But the Belgians were also successful in the individual time trials. Remco Evenepoel convincingly won the juniors time trial title. Brent Van Moer won the silver medal in the individual time trial. In the Elite Individual time trial, Victor Campenaerts won an unexpected bronze medal. In fact, he was only 53 hundredths of a second away from the silver medal position.

Technical problems did not stop Remco Evenepoel from winning his second gold medal in the mens juniors road race. Having trailed by a minute and a half, he managed to pull off a spectacular victory following a gruelling chase. Bjorg Lambrecht was among the better riders in the Elite road race, but in the end he had to content himself with silver.

Away from the action, it was announced that the World cycling championships would be held in Belgium in 2021. The start will be in Antwerp, with the finish in Leuven. The time trials will be organised at the coast. It will be the first World cycling championships organised in Belgium since Zolder in 2002.