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UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships: Five Champions Hang On to Their Crowns

Metelka and Gallagher Remain on Top

Slovakia’s Jozef Metelka (photo) laid down the proverbial law in the Men’s 4000 meter Pursuit Race final in the C4 class. Metelka ensured himself of gold when he caught eventual silver medallist, Romania’s Carol-Eduard Novak; Metelka also will keep his rainbow jersey and title for another year. Rounding out the podium was Colombia’s Diego German Duenas Gomez.

“This is fantastic! In Mexico, I was maybe a bit lucky to earn the World Championships title. Today (Saturday), I confirmed that I could still be on top of the podium here, and I hope to continue my successes,” explained Metelka, current World Record holder in the distance, who was also quoted as saying he was surprised to have caught his competitor.