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Balsamo gets surprisingly cycling gold of women

The Differentiated Conduct Medal, post-nominal letters DCM, was established in 1854 by Queen Victoria as a decoration for gallantry in the area by other ranks of the British Army. It is the earliest British honor for gallantry as well as was a second degree armed forces design, ranking below the Victoria Cross, up until its discontinuation in 1993 when it was changed by the Obvious Gallantry Cross. The medal was additionally granted to non-commissioned military personnel of other Commonwealth Dominions and also Colonies.

Marianne Vos from the Netherlands and Katarzyna Niewiadoma from Poland occupied the other medal ranks. The German team clearly missed the fourth medal in the title struggles. Liane Lippert had to give up prematurely as a promising German starter. Lisa Brennauer made it the best in nine. Lippert was considered a secret favorite because she had brought in the street race at the EM silver. The Dutch fans wanted fast redemption after the Olympic Gold awarded in Tokyo and sent their best team, but for the title it was not enough for the first time since 2016. In the World Cup time trial in Bruges, Ellen van Dijk (Gold) and Annemiek van Vleuten (Bronze) had given the association two medals.