All the SIDI Medals at the Apeldoorn Track Cycling World Championships
A legendry Sidi with Kristina Vogel and her 11 World victories.
From the road to the track, wherever there is great cycling, Sidi is there. The company from Maser (Treviso) was richly rewarded at the Track Cycling World Championships held in Apeldoorn, Holland, from February 28th to March 4th. Judging from the fantastic results achieved by champions from the Sidi team, Sidi Shot shoes and Sidi Wire Carbon shoes, with their innovative technical features, also turned out to be high performers on the track.
Out of all the victories, the one that definitely stands out came from Germany’s Kristina Vogel, who in any event can be considered the true queen of speed. In the Sprint specialty on the Apeldoorn oval, as predicted, Vogel won both the team race (paired with her faithful friend Miriam Welte) as well as the individual race. With these successes Kristina Vogel has scored 11 World titles in her extraordinary career (4 in Sprint, 4 in Team Sprint and 3 in the Keirin). Add to this 2 gold medals and 1 bronze at the Olympics, as well as 4 European titles and 28 victories in World Cup races. These are impressive numbers for the German athlete, who has earned all of Sidi’s esteem and respect over the years.
Sidi also scored the gold medal in the men’s Omnium race, the difficult and spectacular multidisciplinary race made up of six different tests (scratch, individual pursuit, elimination race, time trial, flyng lap and points race). Poland’s Szymon Sajnok pulled off this feat. On road he rides for Team CCC Sprandi Polkowice, a squad whose shoes are sponsored entirely by Sidi.
Completing Sidi’s medal haul from the Apeldoorn track World Championships is the silver won by Italian Michele Scartezzini (Sangemini-MGKvis) in the Scratch event. Furthermore, Italy scored the bronze medal in the team pursuit, both in the women’s category (team riders Tatiana Guderzo, Letizia Paternoster and Elisa Balsamo use Sidi shoes), as well as the men’s event (out of the quartet, Liam Bertazzo uses Sidi).