‘Tibor in Tabor’. It was written in the stars that Tibor del Grosso would grab the world title among the promises. The Dutchman went solo just after the first round. Emiel Verstrynge tried to hold on, but fell back to Jente Michels. Verstrynge ultimately won the sprint for silver.
A massive crash marred the start of the U21s. The Belgian trump cards Emiel Verstrynge and Jente Michels had escaped, just like top favorite Tibor del Grosso.
Known for his lightning-quick opening round, Del Grosso wasted no time. The Dutchman soon had the Belgians moaning songs of lamentation.
On a molehill, Del Grosso placed his decisive attack at the beginning of the 2nd round.
Verstrynge defended himself like a devil in a holy water font. But our compatriot didn’t stand a chance against the lively and frisky style of the Dutchman with Italian roots.
For Del Grosso, who is under contract with the Roodhooft brothers, it is his first rainbow jersey ever.
Michels came to keep a somewhat tired Verstrynge company, but made a slide in the final lap.
In the sprint for the silver medal, Michels was outpaced by Verstrynge, who is vice world champion among the U23s for the second time.