Dutch cyclist Harrie Lavreysen won his third gold medal at the Track Cycling World Championships on Sunday. He did that by dealing with the Dutch Jeffrey Hoogland in the sprint final. Earlier this week, Lavreysen won gold in the team sprint and the keirin at the World Championships in Roubaix, France.
Hoogland won the kilometer time trial on Friday, a part that Lavreysen skipped. In addition, the qualifying process for the sprint final for Hoogland was longer, so that he seemed to start with more tired legs. In the final between the two compatriots, an early attack was parried by Lavreysen, who turned out to be a lot faster.
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after his triple Last year at the World Championships in Berlin, 24-year-old Lavreysen managed to win all three gold medals again. Just as in recent years, the Netherlands is supreme at the World Track Cycling Championships: in total, the Dutch team won five gold, three silver and two bronze medals this year. With the triple at the World Championships in Berlin, it is also a very successful year for Lavreysen on an individual level, who won gold at the Olympic Games in Japan in the sprint and the team sprint.
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