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WORLDS’18 JUNIOR MEN RR: Double Evenepoel!

PeloPics: Belgian Remco Evenepoel won the World Men’s Junior Road Race at World Championships in Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria on Thursday afternoon. Doubling up after his time trial win. Marius Mayrhofer (Germany) and Alessandro Fancellu (Italy) finished second and third respectively.


Always have your National flag handy

Remco Evenepoel was in a different league from the other junior men on Thursday afternoon as he did the road double after winning the individual time trial. The Belgian ‘Wonder Boy’ came back to the peloton from a crash and a lone chase on the Gnadenwald climb, then attacked repeatedly until he could ride the final 19 kilometers on his own. Marius Mayrhofer (Germany) took the silver medal at 1:25 as Alessandro Fancellu (Italy) out-sprinted Alexandre Balmer (Switzerland) for bronze, 13 seconds later. The rest of the riders came in at over 3 minutes, the last rider to finish was nearly half an hour down after the 84 kilometers.


The crowds were out to see the start


The peloton was together… for a while


The Belgian team knew they had a winner


No surprise – Evenepoel made his move


Time trial and road race gold medals for Belgium’s Remco Evenepoel


Marius Mayrhofer (Germany) was second at 1:25


Alessandro Fancellu (Italy) took the bronze medal ahead of Alexandre Balmer (Switzerland)

Double World champion, Remco Evenepoel (Belgium): “I’m very happy. I crashed at a bad moment before the Gnadenwald climb. I was almost two minutes behind. I came back and I had an amazing descent. I knew I could drop the German guy because he couldn’t ride with me. I already knew what I would do when I’d win. I wanted to finish the season the same way I started at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, with lifting my bike, so I did it. I came here to win two titles. What a season!”


The World Junior Men’s Road Race Podium: Marius Mayrhofer (2nd) – Remco Evenepoel (1st) – Alessandro Fancellu (3rd)

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World Championships Junior Men’s Road Race Result:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) in 3:03:49
2. Marius Mayrhofer (Germany) at 1:25
3. Alessandro Fancellu (Italy) at 1:38
4. Alexandre Balmer (Switzerland)
5. Frederik Wandahl (Denmark) at 3:20
6. Gabriele Benedetti (Italy)
7. Alois Charrin (France)
8. Kevin Vermaerke (United States Of America)
9. Antonio Tiberi (Italy)
10. Sean Quinn (United States Of America) at 3:25
11. Andrea Piccolo (Italy) at 4:37
12. Karel Vacek (Czech Republic)
13. Biniam Girmay Hailu (Eritrea) at 6:41
14. Jakob Gessner (Germany)
15. Ludvig Fischer Aasheim (Norway)
16. Guilherme Mota (Portugal)
17. Ben Tulett (Great Britain) at 7:20
18. Aksel Bechskot-Hansen (Denmark)
19. Jonathan Bogli (Switzerland)
20. Mason Hollyman (Great Britain)
21. Marco Frigo (Italy) at 7:54
22. Gleb Brussenskiy (Kazakhstan) at 9:34
23. Yevgeniy Fedorov (Kazakhstan) at 10:47
24. Robin Juel Skivild (Denmark)
25. Ben Healy (Ireland).

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