Jennifer Valente, who rides for Virginia’s Blue Ridge TWENTY24, just became the most winning world championship track medalist in American history, surpassing Sarah Hammer’s 15 world championships medal count. Valente represented Team usa in the UCI Super Worlds event in Glasgow, Scotland, August 3-9, where she scored two World Titles and a bronze medal—bolstering her world championship medal count to 18 elite world championship medals. Valente had also earned one World Title and a bronze medal as a junior.
Valente’s first triumph in Scotland was in the stand-alone 40-lap Scratch Race, where her impeccable timing propelled her to the line in first place. This is her first World Title in this event. “It’s just the beginning of competition for me,” said Valente at the conclusion of the Scratch Race. “There’s a lot of racing to go, so while it’s really exciting, and I’m very happy to win my first Scratch Race World Championship Title, I’ll be trying to refocus for the rest of the events.” This win marked Valente’s second individual World Title and sixth gold medal throughout her Elite career. women ‘s Scratch Results
> Jennifer Valente (USA)
Maike van der Duin (NED)
Michaela Drummond (NZL)
Next up for Valente was the Elimination Race, and after a thrilling and dynamic race, she finished with a bronze medal. Lotte Kopecky (BEL) took the title and Valentine Fortin (FRA) the silver honors. Women’s Elimination Results
> Lotte Kopecky (BEL) Valentine Fortin (FRA) Jennifer Valente (USA) Valente first joined Virginia’s Blue Ridge […]