Top favorite Tarling wins World Junior Time Trial Championship, Verbrugghe's bike rejected, Marivoet 8th

World Cycling Junior Men’s World Championships

individual time trial Individual time trialdistance 28.8 km
location 5:20: Wollongong – 9:00: Wollongong

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Joshua Tarling has given Great Britain a second junior title. A few hours after Zoe Bäckstedt, the top favorite – who started last – shot dominantly to the victory. Australian Hamish McKenzie, who spent hours in the hot seat, still had to run off. The ambitious Jens Verbrugghe was lost in advance, his bike was rejected. Duarte Marivoet rode to eighth place.

Great Britain has had a great day in Australia. After Zoe Bäckstedt, Joshua Tarling also fulfilled his favorite role in the
junior category.

However, the gold seemed to be going back to its homeland for a long time – a very long time in fact. Hamish McKenzie was the fourth starter of the day, but went straight to an absolute record time. Many favorites bit their teeth on the
surprising Australian who spent about three hours in the hot seat.

Next to him, a Belgian was also shining in third place for a long time. Duarte Marivoet rode a good time trial and eventually finished 8th.

Painful afternoon for Verbrugghe

A little more was expected from the other Belgian participant Jens Verbrugghe, but an unexpected problem threw a spanner in the works. His time trial bike was rejected just before the start because of too much acceleration, which meant that Verbrugghe had to start on a replacement bike of the team.

It was a painful afternoon for Verbrugghe, who was even overtaken by top favorite Joshua Tarling. The Brit – who will play for Ineos next year – was runner-up last year, but this year only had one goal: to take the gold.

And Tarling did not disappoint. He was the first to beat McKenzie’s times. After a well-arranged time trial, the Briton had 19 seconds left over the Australian. Emil Herzog received the bronze medal.

Verbrugghe had to reel off the time trial on a replacement bike

results world time trial juniors (m)
1. Joshua Tarling (GrB) 28.8km in 34’59”
2. Hamish McKenzie (Aus) at 19″
3. Emil Herzog (Germany) 33″
4. Jan Christen (Zwi) 59″
5. Romet Pajur (Estonian) 1’07”
8. Duarte Marivoet 1’40”
26. Jens Verbrugghe 2’58”

Duarte Marivoet (8th): “I didn’t reach the wattages I had in my head”

Duarte Marivoet sat in the hot seat for a long time, but it was not as pleasant to be there as you might think. “I was shivering the whole time. It was more like a cold seat,” Marivoet laughs.

His time trial didn’t go perfectly: “My time trial wasn’t great, but neither was it
bad. I didn’t always get the wattages I planned in my head,
But there can always be an explanation for that.”

“I had nothing to prove here as a freshman. I just wanted to do my best and show what I’m worth.”

Marivoet’s eighth place does open up perspectives for the future. He realizes this himself: “I am already looking forward to next year, where I may start as one of the favourites. But that is still a long way off and eventually
new men will be added next year. So I focus on other goals first.”

Tarling: “First a good result in the road race and then home and celebrate”

  1. 9 am 02. Duarte Marivoet finishes in eighth place.  .
  2. 09 o’clock . Top 3. 1) Joshua Tarling 2) Hamish McKenzie 3) Emil Herzog .
  3. 09 o’clock . Tarling fulfills the favorite role, Verbrugghe also crosses the finish line.

    Tarling fulfills favorite role, Verbrugghe also crosses the finish line

  4. 08h58. Tarling is world champion! The gold is reserved for a Brit for the second time today. Joshua Tarling confirms his favorite status and blasts for the world title. .
  5. 08h58. The downward trend has been welcomed. McKenzie seems to realize he’s just about to miss out. .
  6. 08:57. Tarling is on his way to the rag. The Brit does not have a lot of margin. .
  7. 08h56. Kockelmann is the big disappointment. The European champion is not going to finish in the top 10. .
  8. 08h54. Only Joshua Tarling is now on the phone. He still has three kilometers to go. .
  9. 08h53. Bronze for Germany. Herzog finishes strong and does a lot better than Christian. The bronze medal will soon go to Germany. .
  10. 08h51. With 7 kilometers to go, Tarling must have suffered a serious collapse to lose 13 seconds. But you never know. .
  11. Tarling is losing time! Can it still turn around in McKenzie’s favour? Tarling loses a bit of his lead at the last intermediate point. It is still 13 seconds. . 08h50.
  12. 08h48. All-rounder Jan Christen clocked the provisional second time. It depends on Herzog whether that is enough for a medal. .
  13. 08h47. Pajur will still come up short for third place. That battle is between Herzog and Christen.  .
  14. 08h47. Tarling passes Verbrugghe: “This is really about to get crazy”.

    Tarling passes Verbrugghe: “This is really going to be crazy”

  15. 08h46. Joshua Tarling has Verbrugghe in his sights. It will be a disaster day for the young Belgian. .
  16. 08h44. Romet Pajur has arrived and can hope for a bronze medal. The Est is 47 seconds slower than McKenzie, but that is enough for a provisional second place. .
  17. 08h42. Tarling runs out. Halfway through, Tarling extends his lead to 19 seconds. The Brit extends his arm to the rainbow jersey. .
  18. 08h40. Marivoet sinks a little. Meanwhile, Pajur, Herzog and Christen have placed themselves between McKenzie and Marivoet on the next two time frames. Marivoet will probably have to settle for a top 10 listing. .
  19. 08h37. Verbrugghe’s bike would indeed have been rejected at the final inspection. The reason is not yet known. .
  20. 08h37. Tarling or McKenzie? That seems to be the duel for the world title. It is a pity that Verbrugghe cannot fully defend his chances. .

Source: Sporza

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