Nufringen – for the second time after 2010 the cycling club nufringen hosted the german junior indoor cycling championships. National titles were awarded here in bicycle ball, bicycle polo, artistic cycling and unicycling. One of them was won by lukas kohl from concordia kirchehrenbach.
After the talent from the district of forchheim had already secured his participation in the european championships two weeks ago, he wanted to take the next step in his so far so successful season in nufringen. But the competition in his discipline, the one artistic cycling, is rough. Especially his national team colleagues adam kottmann from penzberg and marcel jungling from dornheim were also hot title contenders.
The 17-year-old high school student from ebermannstadt, however, submitted the highest difficulty with 182.90 points and was thus the last to start. The competitors before came through well, but not without falling, so that they did not get over 161.20 points (jungling) and 165.55 points (kottmann).
Actually this meant that kohl only had to drive through well, but he did it perfectly. In the schwabenlandhalle in nufringen, it was quiet as a mouse during his five-minute course of treatment. Lukas kohl showed his program very concentrated and tense. His difficulties like the handstand or the steiger-ruckwarts-series worked perfectly on the difficult floor, so that the very well staffed jury could only make minimal deductions of points.
After the handlebar stand rotation, where he stands freely on the handlebars and turns them under his feet, his score even went up, as he turned the handlebars five times instead of three, for which he received extra points from the judges. When he got off the bike after a good five minutes, the whole audience applauded as lukas kohl became the new german champion with 179.10 points.
At the award ceremony, he was able to put on the champion's jersey of the federation of german cyclists for the first time. After this performance, kohl is also considered a top favorite for the european championships in two weeks in switzerland. Also here he will start with the highest difficulty.