Captain, Dominik Kubera, lead Poland to a seventh Team U21 World Championship Gold in a row in Outrup, Denmark on 5 September.
Kubera won the decisive final heat to give his country 46 points, whilst Denmark’s Jonas Seifert Salk could only manage third so that the host country’s total was 42 and picked up the Silver.
Between these two in the final heat was Great Britain’s Daniel Bewley who was back in action for the first time since damaging his shoulder blade in a BMX accident in July. Bewley was top scorer on the night and, along with Kubera, was the only rider to win a Joker Heat which gave them six points for the victory.
Great Britain took the Bronze with 32 points, whilst Latvia could not match their opponents’ pace and only scored 6 points in total to finish fourth.
The battle for Gold was tight from the start with the hosts holding a narrow the lead over the other three countries for the majority of the event. I was only in the last quarter of the match that Poland came from behind to win the competition.
The captains for Poland, Demark, Great Britain and Latvia will all take part in the U21 Individual final in Pardubice. This event will have been a confidence boost for all of them except Latvia’s Michailov, who struggled on the Danish shale.
Daniel Bewley GBR 17 pts
Dominik Kubera POL 14 pts
Wiktor Lampart POL 13 pts
Mads Hansen DEN 10 pts
Oleg Michailov LAT 0 pts