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BEAT wins gold at team sprint and keirin in Minsk

BEAT Cycling Club wins gold at both the team sprint and the keirin at the track cycling World Cup in Minsk, Belarus.

January 20, 2018 – During a very successful second day of the World Cup in Minsk, Belarus, BEAT Cycling Club won gold in both the team sprint and the keirin. After a silver medal in Manchester, England in November, this was BEAT Cycling Club’s first team sprint victory at a World Cup. Matthijs Büchli sealed gold at the Keirin later in the evening. In the final, he outraced Stefan Ritter (GER) and Lewis Oliva (GBR) to take his second gold medal of the day.

BEAT entered the team sprint tournament as Dutch champions. In the red, white and blue, the team was victorious in the final, beating the Polish national team by a difference of 0.719 seconds. Theo Bos was especially satisfied with the win, because it gives him confidence ahead of the world championships in Apeldoorn: “Everything felt very good. We started this morning with a time of 43.5 seconds, which was even faster than yesterday. The final went very well too. After a very quick start from Roy (van den Berg) and Matthijs (Büchli), I was still able to ride a strong last lap. I feel very good, and that applies to the entire team.

“For now it is important to take a step back before the world championships, since we’ve been training and racing hard since the Dutch national championships (at the end of December). We have six more weeks before the world championships start. We can use these results to train and prepare for the Worlds perfectly.”

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Matthijs büchli wins keirin world cup GOLD

BEAT Cycling Club takes gold keirin medal in World Cup debut

November 4, 2017 – Matthijs Büchli has won gold in the keirin at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszków, Poland, today. The BEAT Cycling Club rider crossed the line ahead of Joachim Eilers and Sebastien Vigier to secure first place in the final and take home the gold.

BEAT Cycling Club is writing history this weekend with the team’s first participation in an event at the highest level, the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup. Earlier today, in the team sprint, Büchli and his clubmates Roy van den Berg and Theo Bos missed qualifying for the final for bronze by only 0.005 seconds. Büchli already showed great form in that race with an impressive split time.

In the keirin, Büchli clearly was able to continue at this level. “The Blast” won the first round with the fastest time of the field. In the semifinals he again finished first in his heat, ensuring a place in the final. In the final he crushed his competitors once again with a very early punch, blasting away to take the victory.

Büchli was incredibly happy with this result: “This is crazy! I didn’t expect this, not now already. Winning a World Cup for BEAT Cycling Club is incredible. I went and didn’t see anyone coming with me, so I didn’t hesitate and pulled away. I don’t think I’ve ever taken such a beautiful victory.”

Coach Tim Veldt, at his first World Cup as a coach, was also very pleased with the performance of his rider: “I actually expected him to win. He was so strong today. A race like this is really difficult to plan, but he went early and had the ability to bring it home.”

Tomorrow Roy van den Berg and Theo Bos will represent BEAT Cycling Club in the sprint at the World Cup.

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