Worlds’23 Race Round-Up: The first ‘Super’ cycling World championship, held in Glasgow, Scotland, and going by the names of the winners, the crowds at the side of the road and the TV figures, all the racing has been a thorough success. Even the protesters wanted in on it! Now that all the excitement is over, here are all the road events… Just in case you missed anything.
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Men’s RR: Van Der Poel Victory History!
At the end of a protest delayed World’s road race, Mathieu van der Poel launched his winning move from a group of the top men of cycling. The World cyclo-cross champion added the road title to his palmarès. Wout van Aert was second, Tadej Pogačar third and Mads Pedersen fourth.
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2023 World Championship Men’s Road Race Result:
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) in 6:07:27
2. Wout van Aert (Belgium) at 1:37
3. Tadej Pogačar (Slovenia) at 1:45
4. Mads Pedersen (Denmark)
5. Stefan Küng (Switzerland) at 3:48
6. Jasper Stuyven (Belgium)
7. Matthew Dinham (Australia)
8. Toms Skujiņš (Latvia)
9. Tiesj Benoot (Belgium)
10. Alberto Bettiol (Italy) at 4:03.
Men’s TT: Remco Rips The Rainbow Time Trial!
Remco Evenepoel won the men’s elite World championship time trial on Friday in Scotland. The Belgian beat Filippo Ganna (Italy) and Joshua Tarling of Great Britain at the end of the 47.8 kilometre race against the clock. Wout van Aert and Stefan Küng had disappointing rides.
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2023 World Championship – Men’s Time Trial Result:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) in 55:19
2. Filippo Ganna (Italy) at 0:12
3. Joshua Tarling (Great Britain) at 0:48
4. Brandon McNulty (United States) at 1:27
5. Wout van Aert (Belgium) at 1:37
6. Nelson Oliveira (Portugal) at 1:52
7. Rohan Dennis (Australia) at 1:54
8. Mattia Cattaneo (Italy) at 1:57
9. Mikkel Bjerg (Denmark) at 1:59
10. Geraint Thomas (Great Britain) at 2:04.
Women’s RR: Kopecky Kops The Rainbow!
Lotte Kopecky is the new women’s World road champion. After a tough race of 154 kilometres to and around Glasgow, the top favourite from Belgium was the best of a strong elite group. She made her move 5.5 kilometres from the finish on Scott Street, where she dropped Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig. Demi Vollering took the silver medal with a strong sprint from Ludwig.
2023 World Championship Women’s Road Race Result:
1. Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) in 4:02:12
2. Demi Vollering (Netherlands) at 0:07
3. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Denmark)
4. Marlen Reusser (Switzerland) at 0:12
5. Christina Schweinberger (Austria) at 0:34
6. Elizabeth Deignan (Great Britain)
7. Elise Chabbey (Switzerland) at 1:24
8. Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) at 2:48
9. Riejanne Markus (Netherlands) at 3:51
10. Mavi García (Spain) at 4:05.
Women’s TT: Dygert Demolishes The Clock!
Chloe Dygert is the new elite women’s time trial World champion. The 26 year-old American, who also took the time trial World title in 2019, was the fastest around Stirling on Thursday afternoon. Australia’s Grace Brown was down by 6 seconds for the silver medal. The bronze went to Austria’s Christina Schweinberger.
2023 World Championship Women’s Time Trial Result:
1. Chloe Dygert (United States) in 46:59
2. Grace Brown (Australia) at 0:06
3. Christina Schweinberger (Austria) at 1:13
4. Anna Henderson (Great Britain) at 1:15
5. Juliette Labous (France) at 1:22
6. Demi Vollering (Netherlands) at 1:28
7. Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka (Poland) at 1:38
8. Amber Neben (United States) at 1:52
9. Riejanne Markus (Netherlands) at 2:08
10. Georgie Howe (Australia) at 2:26.
Men’s U23 RR: Flying Frenchman Laurance Takes Gold!
World Championships Race Report: Axel Laurance is the new U23 road race World champion. The Frenchman was on the attack almost all day, he rode away from his last fellow escapees 30 kilometres from the finish and held off the chasers to the line, but it was close. The Portuguese rider António Morgado sprinted to second place ahead of the Slovak, Martin Svrček who was third.
2023 World Championship Men’s U23 Road Race Result:
1. Axel Laurance (France) in 4:04:58
2. António Morgado (Portugal) at 0:02
3. Martin Svrček (Slovakia)
4. Jack Rootkin-Gray (Great Britain)
5. Lorenzo Milesi (Italy)
6. Moritz Kretschy (Germany) at 0:09
7. Alec Segaert (Belgium) at 1:01
8. Iván Romeo (Spain)
9. Max Walker (Great Britain) at 1:03
10. Pierre Gautherat (France) at 1:41.
Men’s U23 TT: Milesi Monsters The TT!
World Championships Race Report: Lorenzo Milesi won the U23 Time Trial World championship on Wednesday. At the end of the 36.2 kilometres, finishing on a cobblestone climb to Stirling Castle, the Italian was the fastest after a duel with the other top favourite, Alec Segaert of Belgium. The final difference was 11 seconds between gold and silver. The bronze went to Hamish McKenzie from Australia.
World Championships – U23 Time Trial Result:
1. Lorenzo Milesi (Italy) in 43:00
2. Alec Segaert (Belgium) at 0:11
3. Hamish McKenzie (Australia) at 0:50
4. Raúl García Pierna (Spain) at 0:53
5. Darren Rafferty (Ireland) at 0:56
6. Josh Charlton (Great Britain) at 1:11
7. Jakob Söderqvist (Sweden) at 1:18
8. Logan Currie (New Zealand)
9. Jan Christen (Switzerland) at 1:21
10. Michael Leonard (Canada) at 1:29.
Junior Men’s RR: Denmark’s Philipsen Dominates!
Albert Withen Philipsen is the new junior men’s road World champion. The 16 year-old Dane was with a strong leading group of seven, rode away from them on the penultimate lap and then soloed to victory. He is the youngest ever junior World champion. Germany’s Paul Fietzke took the silver medal. The bronze went to Felix Ørn-Kristoff, Alexander Kristoff’s half-brother.
2023 World Junior Men’s Road Race Result:
1. Albert Withen Philipsen (Denmark) in 3:06:26
2. Paul Fietzke (Germany) at 1:19
3. Felix Ørn-Kristoff (Norway)
4. Juan David Sierra (Italy) at 1:24
5. Theodor Storm (Denmark) at 1:29
6. Jørgen Nordhagen (Norway) at 1:43
7. Steffen De Schuyteneer (Belgium) at 2:57
8. Sebastian Grindley (Great Britain) at 2:59
9. Žak Eržen (Slovenia) at 3:01
10. Oscar Chamberlain (Australia).
Junior Men’s TT: Australian Chamberlain The Champion!
Oscar Chamberlain is the new Junior World Time Trial champion. The fast Australian got the better of Ben Wiggins, the son of Tour winner Bradley Wiggins, on the 22.7 kilometre course in Stirling. The difference between gold and silver was 24 seconds at the finish. Louis Leidert of Germany was third at 0:34.
2023 World Championship – Junior Men’s Time Trial Result:
1. Oscar Chamberlain (Australia) in 28:29
2. Ben Wiggins (Great Britain) at 0:24
3. Louis Leidert (Germany) at 0:34
4. Jørgen Nordhagen (Norway) at 0:37
5. Jacob Bush (Great Britain) at 0:50
6. Luca Giaimi (Italy) at 0:56
7. Duarte Marivoet (Belgium) at 0:57
8. Adam Rafferty (Ireland) at 0:58
9. Andrew August (United States) at 1:02
10. Paul Fietzke (Germany) at 1:09.
Junior Women’s RR: Julie Bego Solos For France!
Julie Bego won the junior women’s World championship title. The French rider attacked at 21 kilometres from the finish and couldn’t be caught. The silver medal went to Cat Ferguson (Great Britain), Fleur Moors (Belgium) took bronze.
2023 World Junior Women’s Road Race Result:
1. Julie Bego (France) in 1:54:53
2. Cat Ferguson (Great Britain) at 0:09
3. Fleur Moors (Belgium)
4. Federica Venturelli (Italy)
5. Imogen Wolff (Great Britain) at 0:12
6. Titia Ryo (France)
7. Célia Gery (France)
8. Isabella Holmgren (Canada) at 0:15
9. Mackenzie Coupland (Australia)
10. Xaydee Van Sinaey (Belgium) at 0:17.
Junior Women’s TT: Surprise Win For Wilson-Haffenden!
Felicity Wilson-Haffenden won the junior women’s World time trial championship title on Thursday in Scotland. The Australian rider beat Isabel Sharp (Great Britain) and Federica Venturelli (Italy). Wilson-Haffenden win was a surprise, she was one of the early starters.
World Championships – Junior Women’s Time Trial Result:
1. Felicity Wilson-Haffenden (Australia) at 19:31
2. Izzy Sharp (Great Britain) at 0:16
3. Federica Venturelli (Italy) at 0:29
4. Lucy Benezet Minns (Ireland) at 0:36
5. Mackenzie Coupland (Australia) at 0:41
6. Hannah Kunz (Germany) at 0:49
7. Pia Grünewald (Germany) at 0:52
8. Fee Knaven (Netherlands) at 0:58
9. Julie Bego (France) at 1:00
10. Cat Ferguson (Great Britain).
Mixed Relay: Swiss Bliss!
Switzerland won the 2023 Mixed Relay World championship title. The top favourites were 7 seconds faster than France, despite Marlen Reusser crashing. The bronze went to the Germans, 51 seconds down on the Swiss.
World Championships Mixed Relay Result:
1. Switzerland in 54:16
2. France at 0:07
3. Germany at 0:51
4. Great Britain at 1:03
5. Italy at 1:17
6. Australia at 1:37
7. Netherlands at 1:43
8. United States at 1:46
9. Austria at 1:58
10. Poland at 2:47.
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