Alec Segaert (19) gives Belgium silver, Waerenskjold (22) gives Norway gold again

European champion Alec Segaert has just missed the world title at the promises. The 19-year-old freshman promising only had to leave the 22-year-old Norwegian favorite Søren Waerenskjold 16 seconds behind in Wollongong. The bronze went to Briton Leo Hayter. Lennert Van Eetvelt finished in 14th place.

Segaert goes to silver:

The World Cup has started well for our country. After two days of knowing
we already have two medals. Only gold is missing.

The promises were presented with a similar time trial course as the pros, but 5 kilometers shorter. The Danes had a streak at this World Cup, with four titles in a row, and that inspired Carl Frederik Bevort to start like a cannon.

The specialist team pursuit set the first top time after the first wave. Lennert Van Eetvelt couldn’t match it and was a bit disappointed.

Then it was time for Leo Hayter to set a real reference time. Ethan’s brother – who just missed the podium in the pros yesterday – got off to a great start and was able to continue that until the finish.

Sören Waerenskjold was the next to take up the gauntlet. The Norwegian, who is a pro at Uno-X, was considered the top favorite in advance and did not disappoint. Like his compatriot Foss, he raced across the Australian course towards an absolute blast.

Waerenskjold fulfills favorite role:

Segaert makes Belgium dream for a while

Our Belgian medal hope rested on the shoulders of 19-year-old Alec Segaert. The freshman promise has specialized in this work and already became European champion this year.

In a beautiful aerodynamic style, Segaert opened very quickly. He set the best time at the first intermediate point. For a moment we could dream of the world title, but that hope was dashed at the second intermediate point. Segaert got 9 seconds on his pants by the three years older Waerenskjold.

The young civil engineering student couldn’t make up for that difference in the last part. Segaert had to settle for a silver medal. Hayter completed the podium.

Sören Waerenskjold: “I learned to corner by playing Formula 1 on the Playstation”

Sören Waerenskjold: “My legs are shaking. It’s my last
promising year, so I am relieved that I finally succeeded.”

“I’ve played a lot of Formula 1 on the Playstation. That’s where I learned to take turns. I also got tips from Tobias Foss that you should save some energy for the climbs and use the descents to recover a bit.”

“When I saw Segaert start I was very worried, but I knew that my second lap was good. A lot of emotions went through me in the hot seat, but when I saw Segaert’s red time at the finish, I was so
relieved.”

results world time trial promises
1. Soren Waerenskjold (Noo) 28.8km in 34’13”
2. Alec Segaert at 16″
3. Leo Hayter (GBr) 24″
4. Logan Currie (NZe) 33″
5. Michel Hessmann (Germany) 39″
6. Carl-Frederik Bevort (Den)
7. Eddy Le Huitouze (Fra) 51″
8. Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) 1’02”
9. Mathias Vacek (Ch) 1’03”
10. Lorenzo Milesi (Ita) 1’05”
14. Lennert Van Eetvelt 1’37”
  1. 08h59. Segaert puffs out on the floor. He seems a little disappointed, but this is just a really strong performance from the 19-year-old Belgian. .
  2. 08h58. Top three. Wollongong gets a beautiful podium: 1) Waerenskjold 2) Segaert 3) Hayter .
  3. 08h 58. Silver! Segaert is 16 seconds short.

    Silver! Segaert is 16 seconds short

  4. 08h57. Waerenskjold is world champion! Segaert is 16 seconds short. A fantastic achievement, but he has to settle for a silver medal. Waerenskjold is the new world champion. .
  5. 08h56. Here he comes. In the last hundreds of meters, but he’s going to be late.  .
  6. 08h56. Segaert has to arrive quickly if he wants to become world champion. .
  7. 08h55. Currie third for now. It won’t be a stage for Logan Currie. He is currently third, but Segaert normally falls below that. .
  8. 08h54. Four riders still to enter. Only Segaert and Currie are still important. The New Zealander is in the last kilometer. .
  9. 08:53. Still three kilometers to Segaert. Will it be second place? Or is he still performing a minor miracle? .
  10. 08h53. Segaert already has to drive a great last part to make up for 9 seconds. Almost impossible. Jose DeCauwer.
  11. 08h50. Waerenskjold did not run any further in the last part compared to Hayter. That can give Belgian citizens courage. .
  12. 08h49. At the 2nd intermediate point, Segaert has to give in to Waerenskjold for 9 seconds.

    At the 2nd intermediate point, Segaert has to give in to Waerenskjold for 9 seconds

  13. Segaert has to tolerate Waerenskjold. It just doesn’t seem to be for Segaert. At the second intermediate point he has to give in to Waerenskjold for 9 seconds. That’s a lot, with only 7 kilometers to go. . 08h49.
  14. 08h48. Segaert starts the climb towards the intermediate point. He has the Colombian who started no less than 6 minutes ahead of him as a target. .
  15. 08h47. Logan Currie continues to do well with a third split at 21km. The New Zealander dreams of the podium, but it won’t be easy. .
  16. 08h46. Segaert takes advantage of every moment when he can lie down in the aerodynamic position. Karl Vannieuwkerke.
  17. 08h45. We have to wait for Segaert’s second official intermediate time. It will arrive within three kilometers.  .
  18. 08h44. Fabian Weiss has had a stable time trial, but still disappoints a bit with a provisional eighth place at the finish. .
  19. 08h43. Just to mention that Waerenskjold is no less than three years older than Segaert. It makes the Belgian’s performance all the more impressive. .
  20. 08h41. A duel for the world title. Le Huitouze loses ground after 21 kilometers. The Frenchman will not compete for the medals. It is between Segaert and Waerenskjold for the world title. .

Source: Sporza

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