Algarve cyclist Daniela Campos ended her participation in the junior track World Championship in Frankfurt, Germany yesterday with an excellent 4th place in the points race.
Given the large number of entrants, it was necessary to use two qualifying series to qualify the 24 finalists.
Daniela Campos passed this first test and was ambitious in the final, being one of eight runners who managed to double the platoon.
In the fight between the eight for the podium positions, the 5 Quinas / Albufeira / CDASJ rider still scored two sprints, finishing with 23 points.
Daniela Campos was close to a national podium finish in this World Championship, as the 3rd place, the Mexican Yareli Acevedo, only scored two points more than the Portuguese.
Even before competing in the race for points, Daniela Campos ran the 2km individual chase. It was ranked 25th, with 2,333,955 minutes.
On Friday, Daniela Campos was 13th in omnium, but did not start the contest in the best way.
Daniela Campos was 23rd in the scratch race, starting the recovery in the race time, which was the 11th. Thus, the rider entered the second half of the omnium contest in 16th place overall.
A great performance in elimination – 5th place – allowed Daniela Campos to calmly face the race for points.
In the final accounts, Daniela Campos was 13th best among 24 finalists with 53 points.
This was Daniela Campos' second appearance at major international track competitions following her debut last month at the European Championship.
"As the Portuguese runner is still junior of the first year, the results are very promising," said the federation, in a statement.