Bos holds cycling sprint crown

Dutchman Theo Bos took the sprint title at the track cycling world championships in Spain this weekend. Bos, who also took the sprint crown in 2004 and 2006 and the keirin last year in Bordeaux, beat Frenchman Gregory Baugé in the final. The sprint is a highly tactical one to one race over 1,000 metres with no lanes.

Bos lost his keirin title on Friday to Britain’s Chris Hoy. The keirin is a mass start track cycling event in which six to nine sprinters compete at one time.
The Netherlands ended third in the world championships medals table behind the UK and Australia, with one gold, four silver and one bronze.

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