The six-time track cycling world champion Emma Hinze and junior national coach Maximilian Levy (both Cottbus) will be increasingly involved in the future with young people and have launched the racing series "Sprint like Emma Hinze". "With our new racing series, we want to strengthen the existing structure and create new incentives for children and young people to stay in track cycling. That's why I was happy to make myself and my name available," said the Tokyo Olympic silver medalist on Wednesday.
The new racing series for youth and juniors consists of nine events. The start is from April 21 to 23 in Frankfurt (Oder). The final is on 16/17. Scheduled for September at the Chemnitz cycle track. The overall rankings of the four racing series are endowed with 5000 euros in prize money. "The attractiveness and media perception of track cycling lags behind other sports. In addition, like almost all Olympic sports, we have problems with young people. We want to do something here," said organizer Levy. The 35-year-old has been working for the German Cyclists' Association since the end of 2021, having previously won three Olympic medals and four world championship titles.