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UCI Road World Championships 2012

Date range:
September 16-23, 2012

September 23, Junior Men road race: 128.8km

Worlds: Mohoric wins junior men's road race

By:
Cycling News
Published:
September 23, 2012, 11:28 BST,
Updated:
September 24, 2012, 1:42 BST

Slovenian rider beats Ewan and Rumac

The podium: Caleb Ewan (Australia), Matej Mohoric (Slovenia) and Josip Rumac (Croatia)

The podium: Caleb Ewan (Australia), Matej Mohoric (Slovenia) and Josip Rumac (Croatia)

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Matej Mohoric of Slovenia won the Junior men’s world road race title with a perfect-timed attack over the top of the Cauberg.

He has dominated junior racing this year and had the strength and speed to attack with one kilometre to go and hold off the chasing peloton. Caleb Ewan (Australia) won the sprint for second place, with Josip Rumac (Croatia) taking the bronze medal.

The race was a constant battle, with attacks going off the front and then being pulled back following frantic chases. A move of 11 riders gained 20 seconds with two laps to go but was then quickly chased down. Another move of 12 riders surged away but yet again they were pulled back as the last lap started.

A sprint finish was expected but after the final climb of the Cauberg, Mohoric attacked hard. Ewan, Rumac and Italy’s Federico Zurlo tried to go after him but the big Slovenian managed hold off everyone and win the world title.

“I couldn’t believe that I’d won. The course is harder than it looks and there was also a headwind at the top of the Cauberg, that’s why the race finished with a virtual sprint,” Mohoric said.

“I’m not a real sprinter but didn’t want to go on the attack on the last climb because I thought it was too early. I waited until the one kilometre to go kite and then went for it and managed to hold off the peloton.”

Rumac went close to victory but was happy to have secured the bronze medal.

“The world championships were my main goal this year, so I'm disappointed to have missed out on the win but I have no reason to be unhappy,” he said.

Full Results
1 Matej Mohoric (Slovenia) 3:00:45  
2 Caleb Ewan (Australia)    
3 Josip Rumac (Croatia)    
4 Federico Zurlo (Italy)    
5 Jonathan Dibben (Great Britain)    
6 Kevin Deltombe (Belgium)    
7 Thomas Boudat (France)    
8 Tom Bohli (Switzerland)    
9 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Netherlands)    
10 Søren Kragh Andersen (Denmark)    
11 Fridtjof Røinås (Norway)    
12 Tiesj Benoot (Belgium)    
13 Phil Bauhaus (Germany)    
14 Tom Vessey (New Zealand)    
15 Giacomo Peroni (Italy)    
16 Alexandre Darville (United States of America)    
17 Lukas Spengler (Switzerland)    
18 Dries Van Gestel (Belgium)    
19 Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz (Poland)    
20 Piotr Havik (Netherlands)    
21 Tao Geoghegan Hart (Great Britain)    
22 Lubos Malovec (Slovakia)    
23 Hiroki Nishimura (Japan)    
24 Milos Borisavljevic (Serbia)    
25 Merijn Korevaar (Netherlands)    
26 Arne Egner (Germany)    
27 Bradley Linfield (Australia)    
28 Vitaliy Marukhin (Kazakhstan)    
29 Silvio Herklotz (Germany)    
30 Kolya Shumov (Belarus)    
31 Oliviero Troia (Italy)    
32 Markus Hoelgaard (Norway)    
33 Alex Peters (Great Britain)    
34 Enric Mas Nicolau (Spain)    
35 Jenthe Biermans (Belgium)    
36 Germain Burton (Great Britain)    
37 Benjamin Perry (Canada)    
38 Oskar Nisu (Estonia)    
39 Tobias Derler (Austria)    
40 Roman Lutsyshyn (Ukraine)    
41 Dennis Paulus (Austria)    
42 Lennard Hofstede (Netherlands)    
43 Jan Brockhoff (Germany)    
44 Anatoliy Budiak (Ukraine)    
45 Felix Pouilly (France)    
46 Quentin Jauregui (France)    
47 Ildar Arslanov (Russian Federation)    
48 Yuri Kobashi (Japan)    
49 Jure Miskulin (Slovenia)    
50 Anthony Turgis (France)    
51 Dylan Kowalski (France)    
52 Alexey Vermeulen (United States of America)    
53 Sean Hambrook (New Zealand)    
54 Nathan Van Hooydonck (Belgium)    
55 Fredrik Ludvigsson (Sweden)    
56 Riccardo Donato (Italy)    
57 Jose Tito Hernandez Jaramillo (Colombia) 0:00:12  
58 Diyas Shagayev (Kazakhstan)    
59 Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spain)    
60 Caio Godoy Ormenese (Brazil)    
61 Erik Baska (Slovakia)    
62 Kristian Aasvold (Norway)    
63 Ruslan Giliazov (Russian Federation)    
64 Maciej Kasperkiewicz (Poland)    
65 Patryk Stosz (Poland)    
66 Elie Gesbert (France)    
67 Francisco Valinho (Portugal)    
68 Aydar Gareyshin (Russian Federation)    
69 Mathias Rask Jeppesen (Denmark)    
70 Peteris Janevics (Latvia)    
71 Gian Friesecke (Switzerland)    
72 Geoffrey Curran (United States of America)    
73 Emil Vinjebo (Denmark)    
74 Niklas Eg (Denmark)    
75 Mads Pedersen (Denmark)    
76 Nico Denz (Germany)    
77 Dominic Von Burg (Switzerland) 0:00:17  
78 Oskar Svendsen (Norway)    
79 Francesco Rosa (Italy) 0:00:25  
80 Abderahmane Mansouri (Algeria)    
81 David Per (Slovenia)    
82 Michael Vakoc (Czech Republic)    
83 Nigel Ellsay (Canada)    
84 Chun Wing Leung (Hong Kong, China)    
85 Sam Oomen (Netherlands)    
86 Maximilian Schachmann (Germany) 0:00:28  
87 Carlos Henrique Dos Santos (Brazil)    
88 Ryan Mullen (Ireland)    
89 Joachim Vanreyten (Belgium) 0:00:33  
90 Petter Schmidt (Norway) 0:00:43  
91 Yerlan Pernebekov (Kazakhstan)    
92 Jo Biehl (Luxembourg)    
93 Artem Nych (Russian Federation)    
94 Christopher Lawless (Great Britain)    
95 Vladislau Dubovski (Belarus)    
96 Stylianos Farantakis (Greece) 0:00:47  
97 Oscar Gonzalez Del Campo Garcia-Villarrubia (Spain)    
98 Marcus Fåglum-Karlsson (Sweden)    
99 Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Norway)    
100 Hayden McCormick (New Zealand) 0:00:50  
101 Cormac Clarke (Ireland) 0:00:53  
102 Kilian Frankiny (Switzerland) 0:01:01  
103 Frederik Plesner (Denmark) 0:01:33  
104 Suguru Tokuda (Japan) 0:01:39  
105 Ryan Felgate (South Africa) 0:01:45  
106 Will Stephenson (Great Britain) 0:01:54  
107 Aksel Nõmmela (Estonia) 0:02:03  
108 Gregor Muhlberger (Austria) 0:02:11  
109 Patrick Bosman (Austria)    
110 Robert-Jon McCarthy (Australia) 0:02:16  
111 Nicholas Schultz (Australia)    
112 Mario Dasko (Slovakia) 0:02:28  
113 Umberto Orsini (Italy) 0:02:46  
114 Jose Alfredo Aguirre Infante (Mexico) 0:02:59  
115 Ruben Guerreiro (Portugal)    
116 William David Muñoz Perez (Colombia) 0:05:10  
117 Gasper Katrasnik (Slovenia) 0:05:49  
118 Aliaksandr Riabushenko (Belarus)    
119 Kristen Kivistik (Estonia)    
120 Luís Gomes (Portugal) 0:07:15  
121 Haitam Gaiz (Morocco) 0:07:22  
122 Igor Minchenko (Russian Federation)    
123 Gregory Daniel (United States of America) 0:08:56  
HD Julian Barrientos (Argentina)    
HD Christophe Braun (Luxembourg)    
HD Karim El Ouafi (Morocco)    
HD Hamza Fatnassi (Tunisia)    
HD Ali Nouisri (Tunisia)    
DNF Feritcan Samli (Turkey)    
DNF Christopher Prendergast (Canada)    
DNF Gregely Varró (Hungary)    
DNF Nicolas D`Angelo (Monaco)    
DNF Viktor Okishev (Kazakhstan)    
DNF Jose Luis Rodriguez (Chile)    
DNF Abderrahim Aouida (Morocco)    
DNF Sergey Luchshenko (Kazakhstan)    
DNF Mustapha Droueche (Algeria)    
DNF Marko Polumirac (Serbia)    
DNF Ofek Hason (Israel)    
DNF German Nicolas Tivani Perez (Argentina)    
DNF Pita Cristian David (Ecuador)    
DNF Alexander Wachter (Austria)    
DNF Martin Otonicar (Slovenia)    
DNF David Klein (Luxembourg)    
DNF Aviv Yechezkel (Israel)    
DNF Szymon Rekita (Poland)    
DNF Krists Neilands (Latvia)    
DNF Stefan Stefanovic (Serbia)    
DNF Andrea Terenzi (San Marino)    
DNF Bálint Varró (Hungary)    
DNF Ábel Kenyeres (Hungary)    
DNF Lukas Talacka (Lithuania)    
DNF Ferhat Sezer (Turkey)    
DNF Kota Yokoyama (Japan)    
DNF Ryan Gibbons (South Africa)    
DNF Bruno Maltar (Croatia)    
DNF Taylor Eisenhart (United States of America)    
DNF Andrejs Podans (Latvia)    
DNF Henrik Luostarinen (Finland)    
DNF Andrei Covalciuc (Republic of Moldova)    
DNF Raimondas Rumsas (Lithuania)    
DNF Rohan Du Plooy (South Africa)    
DNF Victor Langellotti (Monaco)    
DNF Miguel Bryon (United States of America)    
DNF Matthew Doyle (Ireland)    
DNF Rostyslav Chernysh (Ukraine)    
DNF Emre Sahin (Turkey)    
DNF Bruno Jean Jacques Dabbaghian (Lebanon)    
DNF Karim Ahmad Firdaus Abdul (Malaysia)    
DNF Abderrahmane Bechlagheme (Algeria)    
DNF Gay Sagiv (Israel)    
DNF Ricardo Van Dongen (Netherlands)    
DNF Gustav Höög (Sweden)    
DNF Mantas Petrusevicius (Lithuania)    
DNF Anuar Mohamad Azrul Taufiq (Malaysia)    
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