This year U-21 World Championship are finished already. Unfortunately, some riders we saw on the track this year, finished junior years. However, more than a half of participants still have chances to fight for title next year.
In next year U-21 WCH, we won’t see riders born in 1996. They are:
Max Fricke (Australia) – gold (2016) and bronze (2017) medalist in U-21 World Championship.
Kacper Woryna (Poland) – 4th rider of this year U-21 World Championship.
Brady Kurtz (Australia) – two-times participant of U-21 WCH. In 2015 he was clasificated on 8th position. This year he was 5th.
Jack Holder (Australia) – 6th junior in the world this year. In 2016 he lost bronze in extra race against Robert Lambert.
Dimitri Berge (France) – U-21 WCH participant in 2016 and 2017. Classificated on 6th and 8th place.
Jevgenijs Kostygovs (Latvia) – one of the best young riders from Latvia. He was a surprise in Poznań, where he finished 3rd.
Eduard Krcmar (Czechia) – U-21 WCH participant in 2016 and 2017. In both years, classificated on 11th position. In 2015, he started as a wild card in Pardubice.
8 other riders, who started in U-21 WCH 2017, still have chance to take the title next season, if they’ll pass elimination rounds. They are:
Maksym Drabik (Poland) – born in 1998 – 2017 World Champion. „Torres” has 2 more years in U-21, by what he can be the most titled junior.
Bartosz Smektała (Poland) – born in 1998 – 2017 silver medalist. Last year, he was classificated on 13th place.
Robert Lambert (Great Britain) – born in 1998 – Individual U-21 European Champion and bronze U-21 WCH medalist (2016).
Andreas Lyager (Denmark) – born in 1997 – the best Dane in U-21 WCH 2017.
Dominik Kubera (Poland) – born in 1999 – U-21 Polish championship silver medalist.
Patrick Hansen (Denmark) – born in 1998 – two times U-21 WCH participant, 6th in 2016.
Alexander Woentin (Sweden) – born in 2000 – the youngest participant in U-21 WCH 2017.
Lukas Fienhage (Germany) – born in 1999 – one of the best young German riders.