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Cyclo-cross: Célia Gery becomes junior world champion

The tricolor beat the British Cat Ferguson and the Slovak Viktoria Chladonova.

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Cyclo-cross: Célia Gery becomes junior world champion

The tricolor beat the British Cat Ferguson and the Slovak Viktoria Chladonova. The three runners quickly isolated themselves at the front and Gery, very comfortable in the technical parts, placed his victorious acceleration 800 meters from the line.

Winner of the World Cup this season, the runner from VC Rambertois (Drôme) confirmed her status as favorite and offered France a first coronation in this category. “It makes things even more special,” she explained at the microphone of the International Cycling Union (UCI).

“Physically, I wasn't great in the muddy sections during the first two (of three) laps. But I was undoubtedly the freshest in the last meters,” she added. With 12 successes in 16 appearances this winter in the plowed, the 18-year-old cyclist dominated the season.

This success achieved on Saturday comes in addition to France's victory on Friday in the mixed relay, in which she also participated with Rémi Lelandais, Martin Groslambert, Lauriane Duraffourg, Hélène Clauzel and Aubin Sparfel.

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