Waerenskjold won gold in the IRB under-23; Garcia Pierna, eighth

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the norwegian Soren Waerenskjold, 22, won the gold medal in the Under-23 Individual Time Trial of the Road Cycling World Championships taking place in Wollongong (Australia), a test with a 28.8 kilometer route where the Spanish Raúl García Pierna was eighth.

Waerenskjold added a second gold for his country, after surprising Tobias Foss in the elite time trialafter a race from less to more in which he first beat the time of the British Leo Hayter, who set the fastest time for a good part of the test, and then withstood the push of the Belgian Alec Segaert, the European champion, is the last on vacation.

In the end, the Norwegian, who succeeded the Danish Johan Price-Pejtersen in the list of winners, He won with a time of 34 minutes and 13 seconds, at 50.502 kms. every hour. With 16 seconds ahead of the 19-year-old Belgian and 24 seconds on the 21-year-old Briton, who escorted him to the podium.

In the same line as the winner, from less to more, García Pierna acted. The 21-year-old from Madrid was in fifteenth place in the first of two laps of the urban circuit, technical and full of curves, where the time trial took place; tenth at the end of the first lap, ninth at three-quarters of the way and finished eighth, 1.02 behind the winner.

Iván Romeo, 19, from Valladolid, also did not start in bad time, but he left after half the route. As reported by the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC), “Romeo was unable to finish the time trial after spending the whole week with stomach problems.”

Favorites such as Croatian Fran Miholjevic and Frenchman Eddy le Huitouze were left out of the medals, silver and bronze in the European and now eleventh and seventh, respectively. in 1.07 and 51 seconds. Instead, New Zealander Logan Currie dreamed of a metal, fourth 9 seconds from the podium.

Also standing between the medals and García Pierna were German Michel Hessmann and Danish Carl-Frederik Bevort, fifth and sixth, both 39 seconds behind the champion. And the Top10 was completed by the Czech Mathias Vacek and the Italian Lorenzo Milesi, ninth and tenth. in 1.03 and 1.05.

Source: La Verdad

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