As the World Cup started, it ended: with a victory for Emma Hinze. After her success on Wednesday with Pauline Grabosch (Erfurt) and Lea Sophie Friedrich (Dassow) in the team sprint, her victory in the sprint on Friday also won the Keirin. The Cottbuser took the lead early and drove a superior win ahead of Hyejin Lee from Korea and Stephanie Morton from Australia.
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"I asked my physiotherapist to pinch myself. I think it will take me days to realize what I have achieved here. The final just 20 minutes after the semi-finals was really tough, but somehow I was able to release some strength, ”said the 22-year-old after the award ceremony. She did not put any pressure on her before deciding on the medals. "But now, knowing that it's the highest thing I can do at a World Cup, just insane."
In the women's points race, Elinor Barker from Great Britain won for the second time after 2017 with 50 points. Silver went to Jennifer Valente from the USA (34), bronze to Anita Yvonne Stenberg (33): Germany had no starter.