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Worlds: Germans dominate U23 TT, Powless sixth

Germans go one-two in the under-23 time trial world championships in Qatar, while American Neilson Powless can only manage sixth.

German Marco Mathis, 22, claimed the world championship title in the under-23 time trial race Monday afternoon in Doha, Qatar, ahead of his teammate Maximilian Schachmann, who was also second in the 2015 worlds U23 TT. “It was my course, absolutely flat and technical,” Mathis said.

The win was even sweeter for the Germans as another teammate, Lennard Kamna, last year’s bronze medalist in the race, was fourth.

Top-10 results

    • 1. Marco MATHIS, (GER), in 34:08.09
    • 2. Maximilian SCHACHMANN, (GER), at :18.63
    • 3. Miles SCOTSON, (AUS), at :37.98
    • 4. Lennard KÄMNA, (GER), at :42.30
    • 5. Kasper ASGREEN, (DEN), at :50.58
    • 6. Neilson POWLESS, (USA), at :54.17
    • 7. Geoffrey CURRAN, (USA), at 1:05.45
    • 8. Tom BOHLI, (SUI), at 1:16.24
    • 9. Eddie DUNBAR, (IRL), at 1:21.59
    • 10. Callum SCOTSON, (AUS), at 1:22.30

Neilson Powless, 20, one of the U.S. team’s best hopes for a medal at the Qatar worlds could only manage sixth place, 54 seconds behind, and just nine seconds ahead of his teammate, Geoffrey Curran.

“The heat was much more of a factor than the wind,” Powless said. “There were a few headwind sections on the course. But overall, it seems like the heat was getting to people a lot more. It almost seemed like racing at altitude — but instead of your lungs burning, the rest of your body was overheating.”

Ireland’s Eddie Dunbar, who was ninth, emphasized the difficulty of the heat as well: “Racing in that kind of heat was like nothing I have ever done before. I felt good after five minutes, I had settled in nicely. But once I turned into the headwind it was like riding into a hair dryer.”

Mathis went off second in the line-up, before the hottest part of the day. The rider, who was third at this year’s German national U23 time trial championships, recently finished third overall in Dookola Mazowsza, a UCI 2.2 race held in Poland.

“I badly wanted to win and I really went all out,” said Austrailian Miles Scotson, who was third. “It was a tough race, but a good race for me.”

Defending U23 TT champ Mads Wurtz Schmidt had a forgettable outing. The Dane could only manage 21st place, more than two minutes behind. Another pre-race favorite, Italian Filippo Ganna, world pursuit champion, finished anonymously in 14th.

Time trial races continue Tuesday in Doha with the junior men’s and the elite women’s events.

Earlier on Monday, the junior women raced a 13.7km time trial, won by Karlijn Swinkels of the Netherlands. Read more >>

Full results

    • 1. Marco MATHIS, (GER), in 34:08.09
    • 2. Maximilian SCHACHMANN, (GER), at :18.63
    • 3. Miles SCOTSON, (AUS), at :37.98
    • 4. Lennard KÄMNA, (GER), at :42.30
    • 5. Kasper ASGREEN, (DEN), at :50.58
    • 6. Neilson POWLESS, (USA), at :54.17
    • 7. Geoffrey CURRAN, (USA), at 1:05.45
    • 8. Tom BOHLI, (SUI), at 1:16.24
    • 9. Eddie DUNBAR, (IRL), at 1:21.59
    • 10. Callum SCOTSON, (AUS), at 1:22.30
    • 11. Stefan DE BOD, (RSA), at 1:22.63
    • 12. Alexander COWAN, (CAN), at 1:26.26
    • 13. Rémi Cavagna, (FRA), at 1:28.04
    • 14. Filippo GANNA, (ITA), at 1:37.13
    • 15. Jonathan DIBBEN, (GBR), at 1:38.31
    • 16. Sean MACKINNON, (CAN), at 1:43.86
    • 17. Mads PEDERSEN, (DEN), at 1:50.79
    • 18. Martin SCHÄPPI, (SUI), at 1:53.53
    • 19. Corentin ERMENAULT, (FRA), at 1:58.40
    • 20. Edoardo AFFINI, (ITA), at 1:59.53
    • 21. Mads Würtz SCHMIDT, (DEN), at 2:02.71
    • 22. Izidor PENKO, (SLO), at 2:10.67
    • 23. Patrick GAMPER, (AUT), at 2:11.13
    • 24. János PELIKÁN, (HUN), at 2:18.46
    • 25. Tom WIRTGEN, (LUX), at 2:21.21
    • 26. Tao GEOGHEGAN HART, (GBR), at 2:22.83
    • 27. Nathan VAN HOOYDONCK, (BEL), at 2:25.35
    • 28. Pascal EENKHOORN, (NED), at 2:26.77
    • 29. Artem NYCH, (RUS), at 2:33.44
    • 30. Daniel MARTÍNEZ, (COL), at 2:33.46
    • 31. Gonzalo SERRANO, (ESP), at 2:41.42
    • 32. Szymon REKITA, (POL), at 2:53.23
    • 33. Amanuel GEBREZGABIHIER, (ERI), at 2:58.80
    • 34. Nazar LAHODYCH, (UKR), at 3:04.32
    • 35. Przemyslaw KASPERKIEWICZ, (POL), at 3:17.64
    • 36. Ivo Emanuel OLIVEIRA, (POR), at 3:17.67
    • 37. Silver MÄOMA, (EST), at 3:21.06
    • 38. Ivan CENTRONE, (LUX), at 3:27.01
    • 39. Sam DOBBS, (NZL), at 3:29.02
    • 40. Pavel SIVAKOV, (RUS), at 3:33.21
    • 41. Jan-Willem VAN SCHIP, (NED), at 3:34.72
    • 42. Mehdi RAJABI, (IRI), at 3:38.28
    • 43. Timur MALEEV, (UKR), at 3:40.75
    • 44. Merhawi KUDUS GHEBREMEDHIN, (ERI), at 3:42.88
    • 45. Michael O’LOUGHLIN, (IRL), at 3:44.14
    • 46. Krists NEILANDS, (LAT), at 3:45.14
    • 47. Senne LEYSEN, (BEL), at 3:55.14
    • 48. Abderrahmane MANSOURI, (ALG), at 3:59.87
    • 49. Mohammad GANJKHANLOU, (IRI), at 4:18.85
    • 50. Yuriy NATAROV, (KAZ), at 4:22.30
    • 51. Jon BOZIC, (SLO), at 4:24.93
    • 52. Eriks Toms GAVARS, (LAT), at 4:25.41
    • 53. Victor LANGELLOTTI, (MON), at 4:26.14
    • 54. Islam Shawky, (EGY), at 4:28.24
    • 55. Nassim SAIDI, (ALG), at 4:38.81
    • 56. Ka Hoo Fung, (HKG), at 4:54.10
    • 57. Joseph ARERUYA, (RWA), at 4:59.40
    • 58. Stepan ASTAFYEV, (KAZ), at 5:13.85
    • 59. Raimondas RUMŠAS, (LTU), at 5:29.06
    • 60. Maral-Erdene BATMUNKH, (MGL), at 5:50.79
    • 61. Enkhtaivan BOLOR-ERDENE, (MGL), at 6:06.51
    • 62. Andrej PETROVSKI, (MKD), at 6:13.38
    • 63. Bilguunjargal ERDENEBAT, (MGL), at 6:45.56
    • 64. Nazar ALABUABDULLA, (KSA), at 7:19.86
    • 65. Khaled ALKHALAIFAH, (KUW), at 7:47.22
    • 66. Abdulhadi ALAJMI, (KUW), at 8:14.28
    • 67. Hassan ALJUMAH, (KSA), at 8:15.28
    • 68. Akramjon SUNNATOV, (UZB), at 8:41.81
    • 69. Yahiaaldien KHALEFA, (BRN), at 9:11.62
    • 70. Egzon MISINI, (KOS), at 10:56.40
    • 71. Luan HALITI, (KOS), at 18:50.09
    • DNF Yousif IBRAHIM YOSIF, (SUD)
    • DNF Hayden MCCORMICK, (NZL)
    • DNS Getachow Yoahnnes ATSBHA, (ETH)