WORLDS: Evenepoel Holds Off Ganna For TT Title

Remco Evenepoel made good on one other of his lifetime objectives, changing into the first-ever Belgian winner of the time trial world championship in Stirling in the present day, holding off double-winner Filippo Ganna of Italy and decimating the remainder of the sector within the course of.

Bronze medalist Josh Tarling of the UK, all of 19 years previous, set an excellent customary for the highest riders to beat, blowing away a lot of the day’s competitors by greater than a minute over then-leader Nelson Oliveira of Portugal. However although it was getting late and Tarling’s efficiency regarded like it will put him on the rostrum, the 2 largest favorites out on the highway have been placing the younger Welshman on discover that he wouldn’t be getting fitted for rainbow stripes simply but. Ganna got here into the primary time test six seconds quicker than Tarling (who owned the entire time checks for some time), and Evenepoel 4 seconds off Ganna’s tempo.

Evenepoel stated afterwards that he felt higher than he had hoped at that time, and hit the gasoline. By the second test he had pulled again 16 seconds and now led the embellished Italian, who held the rainbow jersey for 2 years till Tobias Foss’ main upset final September — seemingly eliminating Tarling from rivalry 38” again. From there the 2 have been principally even, Ganna pulling again two seconds on the third test however conceding them again on the line, a 12% cobblestone climb that most likely did the supersized Ganna no favors.

Evenepoel’s win is the primary for a Belgian within the self-discipline, which didn’t exist in Eddy Merckx’s day. His countryman Wout Van Aert battled for the respect of setting this mark, however was overwhelmed by the highest three and American Brandon McNulty, settling for fifth place. Australian Rohan Dennis noticed his shot at a medal fall when he dropped a series on the ultimate climb and slipped to seventh, simply behind Oliveira.


  1. EVENEPOEL Remco, BEL, 55.19,23
  2. GANNA Filippo, ITA, 55.31,51
  3. TARLING Joshua, UK, 56.07,43
  4. MCNULTY Brandon, USA, 56.46,14
  5. VAN AERT Wout, BEL, 56.56,46

96th UCI Cycling World Championships Glasgow 2023 – Day 9

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Males Elite: Stirling 47.8 km

Rouleur showdown day.

Laird of the Day: Filippo Ganna

Heeeeee’s baaack.

Official web site , Begin occasions TT

Males Junior: Stirling 22.8 km

Kiddie racing to start out the day.

Wee Laird of the Day: Theodor Storm

The title may be very applicable this week.

Official web site , Begin occasions TT

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