On Saturday, Maria Martins won the gold in the Omnium event at the European Under-23 Cycling Championships, which is being held in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
The 22-year-old confirmed the favoritism with which she left for the Aluminium event and was crowned the European Under-23 champion in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The Portuguese cyclist did a race in an ascent, being seventh in Scratch and fifth in time; In the Elimination Test, he placed second, allowing him to start in fourth place for the Final Points Contest, and won the advance lap against his direct opponent, which earned him his first gold medal of his career, which he added six silvers. and five in bronze.
“I can’t explain it. I still don’t have the words to describe how I feel! Everyone who’s been with me since I was young knows how important this victory is to me. I’ve been chasing this shirt for a long time and we always thought it was possible. We knew the last race would be crazy Because the top eight were competing for medals. When I looked at the screen and saw that at first, I didn’t want to believe it. Hearing the national anthem was one of the most beautiful moments of my life. It was pure happiness! It is impossible to describe. I never forget.
– UEC_cycling (UEC_cycling) August 22, 2021
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