UCI 2020 Mountain Bike World Championships Race Updates
my rhythm and then my chain also dropped twice because of all the mud and dirt, so I focused on staying calm in order not to make any mistakes. The hard work was all worth it – I’m World Champion, winning a “home” World Championship here in Leogang is just so, so special.”
Daubermann, the 2018 & 2019 German National Champion, and Aneta Novotna (CZE) took full advantage of the field opening up early and snuck into the Top 5 during the early laps. Daubermann and Novotna battled with each other frantically and worked their way up to medal position as the race unfolded, with both riders pressing the pace and separating themselves from the chasers. The German young gun would finish her race with a silver medal, finishing at 1:17:51 and the Czech rider followed shortly after in third place, with a time of 1:18:31.
Lennart-Jan Krayer (GER) Strikes from Behind to Secure First Gold for Germany
Riley Amos (USA) shot out of the start like a bullet from a gun, hungry to jump to an early lead, which he managed to maintain during the first part of the race. In lap two, a fight for first broke out between the American and Luca Martin (FRA). As the race went on, more and more riders would push the attack on the leaders.
Janis Baumann (SUI) and Lennart-Jan Krayer (GER) spent the first two laps orchestrating a comeback from the middle of the field and capitalized on the misfortune of Amos Riley – overtaking him, as well as Martin during the final stretches of the second lap, with Baumann flying to a sizeable advantage over the two chasers.
Hot on the heels of Baumann, Lennart-Jan Krayer (GER) joined the fray in a three-way battle between Martin, Baumann and himself. This rivalry would last for the remainder of the race, with Amos trying fiercely to get out of fourth position fighting for a medal.
The fight for the rainbow jersey was well and truly on, with Baumann and Krayer locked in a…