10 February 2023

Donavan Grondin : "the shape is okay"

Donavan Grondin has already won two bronze medals in three races at the 2023 European Track Championships.

Photo: FFC / P. Pichon

Donavan Grondin

“I started this European Championship with a 4th place in the elimination, an event on which I still have to improve and make some small mistakes. Then I went on with the points race. I probably gave too much effort, but it was the first time I ran this event outside of the omnium. I found myself in a tricky situation in the final, but I managed to turn it around with a great effort that cost me in the final sprint. Today was the scractch. It was very fast, with a lot of movement. The final average speed was 55 km/h. I chose to let go even if I had to lose, to try to get out of the pressure without weighing on the race. But two riders went out with six laps to go and behind them I started the chase. I finish third, it’s my second bronze medal in three days of competition, and above all my feelings are good”.