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Fedorov wins U23 highway race world title in two-up dash – CyclingTips

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WOLLONGONG, Australia (CT) – 22-year-old Kazakh rider Yevgeniy Fedorov has gained the U23 males’s highway race world title with a powerful show of aggressive racing.

In a rain-soaked 10-lap race round suburban Wollongong, Fedorov put in a number of assaults on his solution to rainbow glory. With a six-rider breakaway up the highway for a lot of the day, Fedorov put in a solo dig with just a little over 4 laps to go in an try to bridge to the entrance. Whereas he wouldn’t get there, a later assault would show way more profitable.

With simply over a lap to go, roughly 19 km from the end, Fedorov was in a gaggle of three that bridged to the only real remaining rider within the breakaway: France’s Mathis Le Berre. Becoming a member of Fedorov was time trial silver medalist Alec Segaert (Belgium) and Mathias Vacek (Czech Republic). On the ultimate lap, Le Berre was dropped, so too Segaert, leaving simply Fedorov and Vacek out entrance.

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With 4 km to go, the 2 leaders had 12 seconds over a chasing peloton that included Jumbo-Visma sprinter Olav Kooij (Netherlands). Finally, Fedorov and Vacek would have sufficient runway to contest the dash, with Fedorov simply dispatching Vacek on the run to the road.

There have been two of us within the final lap and we labored effectively collectively,” Fedorov mentioned in his press convention by way of an interpreter. “And with 300 metres to go I made a decision to go and dash as a result of I noticed that it’s now or by no means and clearly the strongest gained.

Vacek held on for the silver medal, whereas Norway’s Søren Wærenskjold added to his time trial gold medal by successful the bunch dash for bronze.

Fedorov mentioned later that the importance of the win hadn’t sunk in but.

“In the meanwhile I don’t really feel something moreover normal tiredness after the race, nevertheless it’s very nice to be in my final yr within the U23 class and to win the world championship title,” Fedorov mentioned. “I feel that tomorrow the sensation would possibly come of being world champion.”

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In a post-race interview translated by Astana Qazaqstan crew boss Alexander Vinokourov, Fedorov mirrored on his aggressive race.

“The climb was tough for me,” he mentioned. “I’m not an actual climber however I knew that if I received over the climb, I might make it to the end. I attempted a number of instances after which we received away [with] two excessive on the final climb, so I knew we might make it. I’m not a quick sprinter however I’m not sluggish both and the legs made the distinction. 

“I used to be in good condition as a result of I did the Vuelta a España with the Astana Qazaqstan crew. I got here to Australia with a aim to strive my greatest. My win is 10 years after [Alexey] Lutsenko gained the under-23 title [for Kazakhstan] and I additionally keep in mind watching [Vinokourov win the] London Olympic Video games race.”

Like Kooij, Fedorov already races on the WorldTour stage, having joined Astana Qazaqstan final season. He’s received huge targets for the yr forward.

“For the subsequent yr. my purpose is to trip one other Grand Tour, as I did this this yr, the Vuelta,” he mentioned. “And naturally, to win some skilled races, perhaps somebody one-day Belgian Classics, one thing like that – the races that I’m very appropriate for.”

The Wollongong Street Worlds proceed on Saturday with the U19 ladies’s highway race within the morning, and the mixed U23 and elite ladies’s highway race within the afternoon.

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Gallery: One very Aussie bike for Heinrich Haussler at Worlds  – CyclingTips

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Heinrich “Heino” Haussler is in his nineteenth yr as knowledgeable bike owner. But, Wollongong is the primary and absolutely solely time the Australian has represented his nation on house turf. 

As a former Australian street champion (2015), Haussler was shocked with a particular Australian-themed bike only for Worlds. “It was an enormous shock from Merida and the crew (Bahrain-Victorious),” stated Haussler when CyclingTips requested in regards to the bike. 

“It solely simply arrived in Wollongong three nights in the past. I received it late within the night, unpacked it and couldn’t consider my eyes. I used to be simply so joyful and virtually had tears in my eyes. Was like being somewhat child at Christmas once more!” 

Born within the small New South Wales city of Inverell, Haussler spent the early years of his profession racing as a German citizen. With desires of racing within the inexperienced and gold of Australia, Haussler was compelled handy in his German citizenship in 2010.

Talking with CyclingTips earlier this yr, Haussler raised a key aim. “One private aim this yr can be to placed on an Australian jersey representing Australia in Wollongong. That will be an absolute spotlight of my profession. Biking has given me a lot, has let me see issues I might by no means have if I stayed in that small city in Australia.” 

At 38 years of age, Haussler doesn’t seem like slowing down. In a single day it was introduced that he has signed on for an additional yr with Bahrain-Victorious.

Heinrich’s Worlds bike, coated under, is a custom-painted Merida Reacto, the corporate’s well-rounded aero race bike. “[I] actually love and respect what Merida has accomplished for me. It means rather a lot and might’t wait to race on it on Sunday.” 

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Baestaens wins third consecutive USCX contest at Rochester Cyclocross

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Vincent Baestaens (Spits CX) defended his C1 title from a 12 months in the past and received Saturday’s elite males’s contest at Rochester Cyclocross in upstate New York. The Belgian received in 1:04:27 for his third straight victory within the US this ‘cross season.

Curtis White (Steve Tilford Basis) secured second place, 17 seconds off the successful tempo, and Caleb Swartz (Big/ENVE) took his first podium of the 12 months in third, 56 seconds again. 

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Worst wins girls’s C1 contest at Rochester Cyclocross

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Annemarie Worst soloed to victory within the C1 race at Rochester Cyclocross in upstate New York on Saturday. The Dutch rider, in bib #1 and carrying the acquainted pink colors of the 777 CX crew, crossed the road in 50 minutes, 49 seconds, and was 23 seconds forward of Caroline Mani (Alpha Groove Silverthorne) of France. American Austin Killips completed one other 13 seconds again in third.

Rochester Cyclocross, internet hosting the second weekend of races for the eight-event USCX sequence, held the second C1 race of the season below sunny skies on a brand new setup for the 3km course at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester. 

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