Bart Swings did the incredible. As a first year senior he grabbed the gold in the points/elimination race.
An impressive and fenominal effort from the 18 year old Belgium CadoMotus World team member. After he and helper Ferre Spruyt had to start in the back, Swings immediately took control over the race and never lost it.
After starting in the back of the group, both Bart and Ferre went to the front quickly and Bart immediately joined the Korean Geun Seong Son for the first breakaway, gathering some important first points. After they were caught back, the next Korean attached, but Ferre did some strong chasing work.
The second breakaway, which Swings almost missed, delivered him the victory. He took 17 points, the Italian Matteo Amabili 13 and Korean Son 12. CadoMotus skater Michael Byrne took an impressive fourth spot, gathering 6 points along the way.
Swings raced on the brand new and special for the World Championships of Haining designed Road War Firm wheels. An addition to the Road War Ex-Firm, which was already very succesful this season.
Results point/elemination race
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