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ALL OF SIDI’S MEDALS FROM THE TRACK IN HONG KONG - Two World Titles for Germany’s Kristina Vogel. Italian Rachele Barbieri scores gold in the Scratch.

The Track Cycling World Championships that hit the scene in the Hong Kong velodrome (from April 12th to the 16th) brought fantastic satisfaction to Sidi. Thanks to its champions, the company from Maser brought home a rich cache of medals. Most of the credit goes to the awesome women on the Sidi team, who pulled off some extraordinary feats on the track. 

The largest applause goes to Germany’s Kristina Vogel, the undisputed Queen of Speed. She came away from Hong Kong with three medals: two gold and a bronze. Vogel dominated in the Keirin race, where she beat Colombia’s Pineda Bayona and Belgian Nicky Degrendele to reaffirm the World Title she won last year. She also scored victory in the Sprint race, where she beat Australian Stephanie Morton, and to top things off she and her fellow national Miriam Welte took home bronze from the Team Sprint competition. These important results bring to 9 the number of World Titles this formidable athlete has won in her career, along with two Olympic gold medals and a bronze.

In the women’s field Sidi is also celebrating the World Title won by Italian National Team athlete Rachele Barbieri, who beat Britain’s Elinor Barker and Belgian Jolien D’Hoore in the Scratch race. Rachele Barbieri has proven to be a true talent at the tender age of 20. In her first World Championship in the major series, she certainly wasn’t the favourite starter in her race, the Scratch, even though she had already won medals in the minors and European Championships. However, she surprised everyone with a perfect race that carried her all the way to the World Title. The future is Italian blue.

Sidi’s medals are completed with the silver won by German Lucas Liss, who surrendered only to the strong Polish rider Teklinski in the Scratch, and the bronze medal won by the Italian quartet in the Team Pursuit competition, with two Sidi riders on the blue Italian squad: Liam Bertazzo and Michele Scartezzini.

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