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BIKE AID rider Adne van Engelen World champion of the students

Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 in Pro Cycling

In Braga, Portugal, from 31 July to 4 August, the cycling World Championships for students took place. The medals were awarded in the disciplines of road, time trial, cross country and downhill.

BIKE AID rider Adne van Engelen started for the national selection of the Netherlands. The climber tried his hand at the individual time trial, but above all he had his eye on the road race. Almost 3,000 altitude meters at just 126km were perfect for a climber.  

From a top group out Adne was able to attack on the last climb and went alone in the downhill. This he had previously gone several times in training to find the fastest driving line for each curve. His plan was fully developed, as he was able to celebrate a solo victory at the finish with 1:02min lead and can now call himself world champion of the students. Second place went to Thijs de Lange, also Netherlands, third was the Australian Liam Magennis.  

The World Championships of students take place every two years. 2020 in the Netherlands, thus in the home of Adne.

Official article of the organizer​