National coach René Wolff has selected BEAT Cycling Club member Theo Bos for the Dutch team that will compete at the UCI track cycling world championships in Hong Kong from April 12 to 16.
Bos will compete in the sprint and the kilometer. Six sprint riders will be part of the Dutch track cycling team in Hong Kong. Wolff will choose the team for the team sprint at a later stage. It was not initially certain that five-time world champion Bos would make the team. He first needed to perform well in the qualification races and training sessions, and the number of places on the Dutch team for the upcoming world championships was limited.
The qualification races were held two weeks ago at the international sprint and keirin tournament in Alkmaar. Bos won all three races: sprint, keirin and team sprint. He also beat international competitors, demonstrating his good form. These wins were the first professional victories for BEAT Cycling Club, which made the accomplishment even more memorable.
Bos said: “The races in Alkmaar provided a real confidence boost. It’s always good to win just before a big tournament. I feel great and I’m confident I will achieve good results at the world championships. I am very happy to have been selected for these disciplines.”
Bos will leave for Hong Kong on April 9. Until then he has a regular training schedule to follow. “It’s important that I add the finishing touches to my preparations for the world championships in Hong Kong,” he said. "Part of the preparation was the aero testing last week in Alkmaar. We tested different equipment to choose the best setup for the world championships. Every hundredth of a second will be crucial. With the help of BEAT Cycling Club I have been able to prepare perfectly for Hong Kong."
“I have the best chance of winning the kilometer. The team sprint and sprint can go either way, but we’re going to Hong Kong with high ambitions.”
You can follow Bos’ journey to Hong Kong on www.beatcycling.club or #RoadToBEAT on social media.