Ricarda Bauernfeind won the bronze medal in the U23 class

The 22-year-old from Ingolstadt was stopped on Sunday at a distance of 34.2 kilometers in 47:38 minutes and at 2:17 minutes of the Italian Vittoria Guazzini. Second was Shirin van Anrooij from the Netherlands (1:48 minutes back).

“It’s something completely new for me to step up to the racing scene. World Cup. I didn’t really expect to win a medal. 5th place could be good, » Bauernfeind, who was the first starter on the course in the best weather in the spring of Australia and thus opened the World Cup.

At the World Championship in Australia, won a medal in the U23 series for the first time. The riders started as part of the women’s time trial, which Ellen van Dijk from the Netherlands won in 44:28 minutes. For the 35-year-old, it is the third championship after 2013 and 2021. The second and third places belong to Australia’s Grace Brown (0:12 minutes) and European champion Marlen Reusser from Switzerland (0:41).

Mieke Kröger from Bielefeld was 2:29 minutes behind in 12th place. “I lost a few seconds on the hill. But I couldn’t beat it faster,” said Kröger. On Wednesday, the European cyclist will defend her title in the relay. Mixed. But Kröger is skeptical that it will be enough for the top placement again: “We have never driven together. We still need to find each other and talk to each other. That blind understanding I always had with Lisa and Lisa. It may be that we find the same, but maybe we still have a lot to discuss and implement.” Lisa Brennauer recently ended her career and Lisa Klein was not at the starting point in Australia due to health problems.

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