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Junior time trials: Gustav Wang takes another Danish gold, Alena Ivanchenko beats back Zoe Bäckstedt

Russian rider continues her domination in junior time trialing with a narrow victory to claim Russia's second straight junior world time trial crown.

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BRUGES, Belgium (VN) — Gustav Wang gave Denmark its second gold medal in as many days, smashing the junior TT by 20 seconds over his nearest rival.

Wang was the 23rd of 79 starters to roll down the ramp in Knokke-Heist and had a long wait in the “hot seat” to be crowned champion. It would be a tense wait with some of the pre-race favorites, including European junior TT champion Alec Segaert (Belgium) setting off in the final group of riders.

In the end, nobody could best Wang’s time of 25:37.42 on the 22.3km course. Britain’s Joshua Tarling scored the silver medal while Segaert had to settle for bronze at 29 seconds behind the winner.

Wang is the second Dane to take home a rainbow jersey after Johan Price-Pejtersen won the under-23 men’s TT. At 18, he is in his final year as a junior and he was happy to finally have his chance after the junior events were canceled in 2020.

“It feels amazing. I dreamed about this since I won nationals the first time in 2019 in junior and it was canceled last year. So, it feels really good to prove that I’m the best in the world,” Wang said. “It’s just amazing to have two Danish guys on the top of the podium in u23 and junior.”

Ivanchenko beats Bäckstedt in junior women’s TT

Zoe Bäckstedt sat in the “hot seat” until the very last rider in the junior women’s time trial Tuesday.

The 16-year-old Bäckstedt, daughter of Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Bäckstedt, was among the top favorites for the rainbow stripes in the third day of racing at the UCI road world championships.

Russian rider Alena Ivanchenko had other ideas.

Starting last, Ivanchenko confirmed her European junior world time trial win earlier this month was no fluke, and eked out a 10-second winning margin.

“I am very happy. It is very cool to have this jersey,” she said. “The part of the course on the pavé it was very hard for me. This course is not good for me because I prefer more mountains, so to win today is very nice.”

Ivanchenko, 17, stopped the clock in 25 minutes, 5 seconds (46.166kph) to win. Antonia Niedermaier of Germany was third at 25 seconds slower.

“I am happy with it, and disappointed because I didn’t get the win, that’s what everyone comes here for,” Bäckstedt said. “To be 16, and this is my first worlds, so I have to be happy with being on the podium. I got some messages from my dad in the morning to say good luck, but it would have been nice to see him at the finish. I want to have fun racing my bike.”

American Olivia Cummins punched into the top-10 with eighth, at 2:15 back. U.S. junior time trial champion Makayla MacPherson was 32nd among 55 starters.

Juniors racing — back at the world championships after being sidelined in 2020 — continues Tuesday with the junior men’s time trial.

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World Championships MJ - ITT Results

Time Trial
RankNameTeamTime
1WANG GustavDenmark25:37
2TARLING JoshuaGreat Britain0:20
3SEGAERT AlecBelgium0:29
4BÉVORT Carl-FrederikDenmark0:30
5LE HUITOUZE EddyFrance0:33
6UIJTDEBROEKS CianBelgium0:41
7CHRISTEN JanSwitzerland0:45
8PICKERING FinlayGreat Britain0:52
9BONETTO SamueleItaly0:53
10BRENNSÆTER TrymNorway0:58
11RAFFERTY DarrenIreland1:06
12GIERYK KacperPoland1:07
13ROMEO IvánSpain1:08
14GUSTIN AlexUnited States1:11
15VERVENNE JonathanBelgium1:11
16DEL GROSSO TiborNetherlands1:21
17SVRČEK MartinSlovakia1:25
18LÜHRS Luis-JoeGermany1:26
19BIBIC DylanCanada1:29
20KÄRSTEN MoritzGermany1:32
21KHOMIAKOV ArtemiiRussia1:32
22MIHKELS MadisEstonia1:35
23CARSWELL JackNew Zealand1:35
24BESSEGA TommasoItaly1:38
25BOWER LewisNew Zealand1:39
26REMKHE AndreyKazakhstan1:40
27KOCKELMANN MathieuLuxembourg1:41
28PAJUR RometEstonia1:42
29GRÉGOIRE RomainFrance1:42
30VARENYK MaksymUkraine1:42
31KESSLER ColeUnited States1:44
32KOPECKÝ MatyášCzech Republic1:48
33TELECKY ŠtěpánCzech Republic1:48
34ZARAKOVSKIY DaniilRussia1:49
35BRINKMAN JoostNetherlands1:52
36SCHRETTL MarcoAustria1:54
37TARASKIN MaximKazakhstan1:57
38GAJDULEWICZ MateuszPoland1:57
39LEONARD MichaelCanada2:00
40TAVARES GonçaloPortugal2:02
41ŠPOLJAR JakaSlovenia2:04
42VARGAS BrayanColombia2:10
43ETXEBERRIA HaimarSpain2:14
44MORGADO AntónioPortugal2:15
45RAVNØY JohanNorway2:16
46SZIJÁRTÓ ZétényHungary2:17
47KERVINEN LeeviFinland2:20
48KÄLLBERG AxelFinland2:20
49POLUPAN DmytroUkraine2:22
50GROZEV GabrielBulgaria2:23
51STOLIĆ MihajloSerbia2:24
52DONZÉ RobinSwitzerland2:26
53SCULLY ConalIreland2:28
54VENCKUS JomantasLithuania2:29
55FLANNERY LiamBermuda2:32
56KAĻVERŠS MatīssLatvia2:32
57MÉSZÁROS BenceHungary2:33
58SULTANOV SamandarUzbekistan2:33
59DEL TORO IsaacMexico2:40
60URY NoéLuxembourg2:42
61HARASIM Mihnea-AlexandruRomania2:43
62SANCHEZ MatiasMexico2:47
63IOANNOU ConstantinosCyprus2:50
64ARRIETA Yan LuisCuba3:03
65MOLANO Estiven BrayanColombia3:07
66MILLER AlexanderBermuda3:09
67GOJKOVIĆ NicolasCroatia3:13
68COGOLJEVIĆ DejanSerbia3:19
69ROGORA KiyaEthiopia3:26
70BONILLA PabloUruguay3:28
71MIMOUNI Oussama AbdellahAlgeria3:28
72MIRANDA CristopherPanama3:28
73EGGETT JasonSouth Africa3:39
74TUYIZERE EtienneRwanda3:39
75MANSOURI KhaledAlgeria4:15
76TROMAN VladislavUzbekistan4:32
77SEGARRA DerexPuerto Rico4:43
78ITURRIETA MiguelChile5:10

Results provided by ProCyclingStats.

World Championships WJ - ITT Results

Time Trial
RankNameTeamTime
1IVANCHENKO AlenaRussia25:05
2BÄCKSTEDT ZoeGreat Britain0:10
3NIEDERMAIER AntoniaGermany0:25
4VAN DER MEIDEN AnnaNetherlands1:25
5LEECH MadelaineGreat Britain1:26
6UIJEN EliseNetherlands1:29
7RAYER EglantineFrance1:51
8CUMMINS OliviaUnited States2:15
9JOORIS FebeBelgium2:18
10AHTOSALO AnniinaFinland2:20
11KVASNIČKOVÁ EliškaCzech Republic2:21
12LANTZSCH SelmaGermany2:22
13CHRISTENSEN AmalieNorway2:32
14SODERQVIST KarinSweden2:43
15EBRAS ElisabethEstonia2:44
16VANHOVE MarithBelgium2:45
17SANDER LauraEstonia2:47
18SZALIŃSKA TamaraPoland2:48
19WRÓBLEWSKA MajaPoland2:56
20PUIGDEFABREGAS LaiaSpain3:00
21AINTILA WilmaFinland3:00
22BRADBURY NicoleCanada3:03
23BOBNAR NikaSlovenia3:05
24AUERBACH-LIND LauraDenmark3:08
25LUND VictoriaDenmark3:10
26ZIMMERMANN FionaSwitzerland3:12
27IMAZ NahiaSpain3:13
28MANDRAKOVA YelenaKazakhstan3:14
29CIPRESSI CarlottaItaly3:23
30LOPEZ GabrielaColombia3:23
31KUSKOVA AnnaUzbekistan3:24
32MACPHERSON MakaylaUnited States3:26
33SCHMIDSBERGER DanielaAustria3:27
34BOULAIS FlavieFrance3:29
35UJFALUSI LillyCanada3:29
36MARUSCHUK AllaUkraine3:30
37MISYURINA MargaritaUzbekistan3:32
38BATYRBEKOVA BotaKazakhstan3:38
39GILFANOVA KristinaRussia3:45
40SCHREIBER MarieLuxembourg3:45
41STRAINYTĖ AukseLithuania3:48
42KURNICKÁ TerezaSlovakia3:50
43BARALE FrancescaItaly3:53
44REBRAKOVA OlenaUkraine3:54
45KOPECKY JuliaCzech Republic3:57
46GALOF PijaSlovenia4:01
47ERMANE-MARCENKO EvelinaLatvia4:04
48MORENO BENITEZ SaraColombia4:08
49OLIVIER ChanteSouth Africa4:20
50GAILLARD AnaëlleSwitzerland4:27
51TONKOVA IvanaBulgaria4:36
52SILTUMENA KitijaLatvia4:44
53THOMPSON CaitlinSouth Africa4:59
54TORRES Serena JeanetteEl Salvador5:01
55KOUKOUMA EleniCyprus6:37

Results provided by ProCyclingStats.