Kazakh wheels Yevgeniy Fedorov won the U23 online gold medal of the World Cycling Championship on the way, which takes place in Wollongong (Australia).
Fedorov, 22, into the finish line ahead of the Czechs Mathias Vacek In the 170 kilometers of the route, ten laps of an urban circuit of 17 km.
The two got ahead of a group that was hot on their heels in the last km. but he did not decide to chase them when they were within range and in the end it was only a few meters, with only 3 seconds, to confirm the sprint in a small group of twenty runners that could have happened.
So, the Kazakhs and the Czechs were able to play gold and silveralthough Fedorov’s victory was clear, for a second, and with Vacek already more worried about not being caught by the peloton, which he was about to do, than about fighting for victory he had no strength left .
In the group, it was clearly implemented Norwegian Soren Waerenskjold, who added bronze to his impressive gold in the time trial what to do on monday. Estonia’s Madis Mihkels was fourth and the Netherlands’ Olav Kooij fifth, the best by a huge margin.
In that decisive starting group, of 20 runners, although some of them fell in the last meters, the Spaniards did not enter despite being with the best until the decisive moment, the Spaniard. Raúl García Pierna and the Catalan Pau Miquel.
The two reached the head of the trio that came just behind the main pack, 58 seconds behind the winner, in positions 21 and 22.
As well as Spain, countries such as France were left without a medalwhich gave the impression that the race was under control with Mathis Le Berre in the breakaway and with Bastien Tronchon and Romain Gregoire intimidating in a group from which Hungary’s Erik Fetter, Switzerland’s Alexandre Balmer and even García Pierna were trying to jump when He was. was in the.
But no one could with faith and the forces of Fedorov and Vacek, who gave their respective countries the first championship medals.
Waerenskjold’s bronze allows, meanwhile Norway to top the medal table again alongside Great Britain, both with two golds and one bronze. With Waerenskjold’s two medals, gold in the sub-23 time trial, we must add Tobias Foss’ gold in the elite time trial.
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