Latvian BMX cyclist Kristens Krugers, Helvijs Babris and Philip Kristi Rozitis win the first European Championship Championship at Valmiera on Sunday.
Earlier in the highest-scale BMX race, it was not unusual to see individual competitions or "time-trials", but in recent years they have been excluded from race programs at the World Cup, European Championships and World Championships stages.
The European Cycling Union, considering the development of BMX sports, introduces a team trip at the European Championship in Valmiera experimentally. There are three athletes from each country taking an initial round of eight meters high. The result is improved after finishing from the third rider. Track Māris BMX Štromberga in Valmiera is competed by elite male and female athletes.
Five teams competed in men's competitions – Latvia, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. The honor of housewives is maintained by Kruger, Babris and Rozitis. The Latvian trio, supported by fans, made songs without many mistakes. In the end they reached the best time – 33,981 seconds, but second place was won by Russian trio Yevgeny Komarov, Yevgeny Klešcenko and Alexander Katyashev, who lost 0.4 seconds from Latvia. The third place is for Belgian athletes, who are separated from the winner by almost one second.
The winners of the women's competition are Russian athletes Natalia Afremova, Barbara Ovchinikova and Svetlana Admakina. Track winners spend 40,197 seconds. The second place is for the Swiss team, which gives Russian athletes a 1.6-second concession.