Francois Pervis takes hat-trick of world timetrial titles

Frenchman Francois Pervis sent the home fans into rapturous delirium by securing a hat-trick of 1km time-trial titles at the World Track Cycling Championships on Friday.

AFP| Last Updated: Feb 21, 2015, 12:30 PM IST
Francois Pervis takes hat-trick of world timetrial titles

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France: Frenchman Francois Pervis sent the home fans into rapturous delirium by securing a hat-trick of 1km time-trial titles at the World Track Cycling Championships on Friday.

The national velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris, was bouncing as Pervis overhauled Germany`s Joachim Eilers with the final run of the event to claim victory in 1min 0.207sec.

It was Pervis`s second gold of these championships, and sixth overall, having already won the keirin on Thursday.

Eilers had to settle for silver for the second year in row as he finished just 87 thousandths of a second behind, while New Zealand`s Matthew Archibald won bronze.