Jeffrey Hoogland is hopeful that he can also win a medal in the sprint on his already successful track cycling World Championships with three medals.

The 28-year-old Dutchman won gold in the 1 kilometer time trial on Friday.

Hoogland was already the best in the qualifications and more than lived up to his favorite role in the final, mainly thanks to a strong start.

No one came near him.

"I start as hard as possible, that is a very strong point of mine. After that I drive about the same lap times as the rest, but if you already take a second at the start, you are well on your way," said Hoogland to the



The rider from Nijverdal, who also took gold in the team sprint and silver in the keirin section, is now looking forward with confidence to the sprint tournament, which starts on Saturday.

"When it's gone, it's gone. But the way it feels now, it's going pretty well," he said with a sense of understatement.

"The mindset is always important. That's how the performance stands or falls. I still feel fine."

Jeffrey Hoogland in action during his winning final.

Jeffrey Hoogland in action during his winning final.

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'A world record would be possible'

Hoogland impressed in the time trial final with a time of 58.418.

He sometimes thinks about attacking the world record of 56.303, which Frenchman Fran├žois Pervis set at height in Mexico in 2013.

"But that has to come true one day," he said.

"Then there has to be a race at height once and then I will probably participate to take that record. I think it is quite possible if I have been driving for such a time at sea level."

After the first three days of the World Cup, the Netherlands is second in the medal table behind Italy with six medals (three gold, two silver and one bronze).

The tournament in Roubaix lasts until Sunday.

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