MTB Worlds: Cink powers to men's under 23 championship

Van der Heijden and Braidot collect silver and bronze medals

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.com.

Ondrej Cink won a gold medal for the Czech Republic in the under 23 men's race at the world championships in Saalfelden, Austria on Friday afternoon.  Cink, who is also the European champion, powered into the lead with just over one lap to go when he caught Michael van der Heijden (Netherlands), who had spent the middle part of the six-lap race off the front on his own.  Daniele Braidot (Italy) raced to a bronze medal ahead of an unlucky Alexander Gehbauer (Austria) after he flatted on lap four and required a wheel change.  Daniele's twin brother Luca Braidot, who was on the gold-medal winning Italian team relay squad yesterday, rounded out the top five.

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