Worlds: Julius Johansen wins junior men's road race

Rastelli and Gazzoli take silver and bronze for Italy

Julius Johansen (Denmark) soloed in for an easy win in the Junior Men's race at the World Championships. The young Dane was followed over the finish line 51 seconds later by two Italians, Luca Rastelli, who took silver, and Michele Gazzoli, who placed third for bronze.

Johansen had joined a lead group on the penultimate lap of the closing circuit course, and soon jumped for the lead. He then used his time trial skills to build up a lead from 10 seconds with 12 kilometres to go to nearly a minute at the finish.

The 10-man chase group splintered along the way, with only Rastelli giving close chase. The gap increased dramatically in the final kilometres, but the chasers and peloton were determined to at least fight for the remaining podium spots. Rastelli was nearly caught by the field at the finish line, with his teammate Gazzoli coming in quickly for third.

"I can't believe it. I know I have a good shape," Johansen said. "Along the ways, there were a lot of guys in breakaways, but my teammates did an amazing job to keep it all together. I could do it at the finish. It was fantastic."

The race started with a 45 km long run-in to five laps of a circuit course. By the time the field entered that course, an escape group of seven had a gap of over a minute on the field. The escape gained and lost various riders as the gap continuously shrank.

Johansen jumped to join the escape on the penultimate lap, joining four others with only a very narrow gap. The young Dane then went for glory alone, with a lead of 10 seconds with 12 km to go, which he built up for the winning margin.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julius Johansen (Denmark)3:10:48 
2Luca Rastelli (Italy)0:00:51 
3Michele Gazzoli (Italy)  
4Niklas Märkl (Germany)  
5Jake Stewart (Great Britain)  
6Florian Kierner (Austria)  
7Filippo Zana (Italy)  
8Olav Hjemsæter (Norway)  
9Yevgeniy Fedorov (Kazakhstan)  
10Jacob Hindsgaul Madsen (Denmark)  
11Olzhas Bayembayev (Kazakhstan)  
12Mario Gamper (Austria)  
13Misch Leyder (Luxembourg)  
14Matis Louvel (France)  
15Fabio Mazzucco (Italy)  
16Antoine Raugel (France)  
17Juri Hollmann (Germany)  
18Ken Conter (Luxembourg)  
19Daan Hoole (Netherlands)  
20Sebastian Berwick (Australia)  
21Matúš Štocek (Slovakia)  
22Jacob Eriksson (Sweden)  
23Victor Alejandro Ocampo Giraldo (Colombia)  
24Pedro Lopes (Portugal)0:00:55 
25Thomas Pidcock (Great Britain)  
26Leonardo Henrique Finkler (Brazil)  
27Loran Cassaert (Belgium)  
28Shoi Matsuda (Japan)  
29Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (Denmark)  
30Mauro Schmid (Switzerland)  
31Luca Colnaghi (Italy)  
32Jakob Geßner (Germany)  
33Andrea Innocenti (Italy)  
34Gleb Brussenskiy (Kazakhstan)  
35Théo Nonnez (France)  
36Vojtech Sedlácek (Czech Republic)  
37Jacob Vaughan (Great Britain)  
38Aljaž Jarc (Slovenia)  
39Paul Lefaure (France)  
40Nurbergen Nurlykhassym (Kazakhstan)  
41Carlos Garcia Pierna (Spain)  
42Ludvig Fischer Aasheim (Norway)  
43Alexandre Balmer (Switzerland)  
44Afonso Silva (Portugal)  
45Igor Chzhan (Kazakhstan)  
46Charles-Étienne Chrétien (Canada)0:01:08 
47Mark Donovan (Great Britain)0:01:18 
48Thymen Arensman (Netherlands)  
49Fernando Islas Lopez (Mexico)0:01:25 
50Andreas Leknessund (Norway)0:01:46 
51Alexis Renard (France)0:02:30 
52Mitchell Wright (Australia)0:02:42 
53Matej Blaško (Slovakia)0:02:45 
54Xandres Vervloesem (Belgium)  
55Nik Cemažar (Slovenia)  
56Marius Mayrhofer (Germany)0:03:32 
57Valère Thiébaud (Switzerland)  
58Idar Andersen (Norway)0:03:53 
59Matteo Jorgenson (United States of America)  
60Matouš Meštan (Czech Republic)0:05:25 
61Daniil Marukhin (Kazakhstan)0:05:46 
62Dawid Burczak (Poland)0:06:47 
63Gergo Orosz (Hungary)  
64Ben Hamilton (New Zealand)  
65Marijn Van Den Berg (Netherlands)  
66Veljko Stojnic (Serbia)  
67Vladislav Stepanov (Russian Federation)  
68Nikita Martynov (Russian Federation)  
69Oscar Elworthy (New Zealand)  
70Karel Vacek (Czech Republic)0:06:52 
71Mikolaj Konieczny (Poland)0:06:53 
72Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Norway)  
73Maxim Van Gils (Belgium)0:06:58 
74Leon Heinschke (Germany)  
75Ramon Diaz Gazquez (Spain)0:07:02 
76Søren Wærenskjold (Norway)0:08:00 
77Ignacio Alejandro Espinoza Ibarra (Chile)  
78Tobias Bayer (Austria)  
79Tomas Barta (Czech Republic)  
80Luke Smith (Ireland)  
81Aljaž Omrzel (Slovenia)  
82Patrick J. Doogan (Ireland)  
83Viktor Potocki (Croatia)  
84Jose Eduardo Autran Carrillo (Chile)  
85Romas Zubrickas (Lithuania)  
86Kei Onodera (Japan)  
87Felix Engelhardt (Germany)  
88Matthew Oliveira (Bermuda)  
89Abner González Rivera (Puerto Rico)  
90Ben Walsh (Ireland)  
91Denis Marian Vulcan (Romania)  
92Alexandros Matsangos (Cyprus)  
93Florian Gamper (Austria)  
94Joosep Sankmann (Estonia)  
95Thanakhan Chaiyasombat (Thailand)  
96Juan Fernando Calle Hurtado (Colombia)  
97Linus Kvist (Sweden)  
98Arthur Kluckers (Luxembourg)0:08:05 
99Christoffer Wall (Sweden)  
100Cole Davis (United States of America)  
101Ilan Van Wilder (Belgium)0:08:24 
102Guillermo Garcia Janeiro (Spain)0:10:03 
103Pedro Lopes (Portugal)0:11:07 
104Emmanouil Orfanoudakis (Greece)  
105Karim Shiraliyev (Azerbaijan)  
106Ivan Gabriel Ruiz (Argentina)0:12:18 
107Antti-Jussi Juntunen (Finland)  
108Graydon Staples (Canada)0:12:35 
109Sean Quinn (United States of America)  
110Kestutis Vaitaitis (Lithuania)0:13:38 
111Devin Shortt (South Africa)0:14:10 
112Hamza Mansouri (Algeria)0:14:13 
113Kristofers Bindemanis (Latvia)0:14:41 
114Markus Pajur (Estonia)0:14:42 
115Daniil Nikulin (Ukraine)0:15:34 
116Luka Sagadin (Slovenia)0:15:47 
117Kurt Penno (Canada)  
118Eugenio Mirafuentes Resendez (Mexico)  
119Jason Oosthuizen (South Africa)0:17:47 
120Daniil Turuk (Belarus)0:18:16 
121Kiflom Gebresilassie (Ethiopia)0:18:18 
122Johan Price-Pejtersen (Denmark)  
123Giulio Masotto (Italy)0:18:53 
124Riley Sheehan (United States of America)0:19:15 
125Richard Holec (Czech Republic)  
126Minne Verboom (Netherlands)  
127Johan Tiedemann Langballe (Denmark)  
128Eugene Kakizaki (Japan)  
129Conor Schunk (United States of America)  
130Maikel Zijlaard (Netherlands)0:19:23 
DNFNicolas David Gomez Jaramillo (Colombia)  
DNFMohammed Medrazi (Morocco)  
DNFMohamed Amine Nehari (Algeria)  
DNFNadjib Assal (Algeria)  
DNFLudvig Anton Wacker (Denmark)  
DNFDanny Van Der Tuuk (Netherlands)  
DNFAdam Foltán (Slovakia)  
DNFRyan Terry (South Africa)  
DNFFred Wright (Great Britain)  
DNFKendrick Boots (United States of America)  
DNFKristers Ansons (Latvia)  
DNFIvan Orlov (Azerbaijan)  
DNFYuval Ben Moshe (Israel)  
DNFWarut Paekrathok (Thailand)  
DNFDzianis Mazur (Belarus)  
DNFJulius Taskinen (Finland)  
DNFHunor Máté Kiss (Hungary)  
DNFMikayil Safarli (Azerbaijan)  
DNFMarko Hozjan (Slovenia)  
DNFDylan Redy (Mauritius)  
DNFMarten Jõeäär (Estonia)  
DNFWachirawit Saenkhamwong (Thailand)  
DNFAlex Vogel (Switzerland)  
DNFÁdám Karl (Hungary)  
DNFAnton Vtiurin (Russian Federation)  
DNFFlorentin Lecamus Lambert (France)  
DNFOussama Cheblaoui (Algeria)  
DNFMohamed Rayes (Syrian Arab Republic)  
DNFRuben Eggenberg (Switzerland)  
DNFMichael Foley (Canada)  
DNFAbdellah Loukili (Morocco)  
DNFPetar Stoyanov (Bulgaria)  
DNFKiryl Pashkevich (Belarus)  
DNFTyler Cole (Trinidad And Tobago)  
DNFCharl Du Plooy (Namibia)  
DNFThibaut Ponsaerts (Belgium)  
DNFFilip Maciejuk (Poland)  
DNFPetr Klabouch (Czech Republic)  
DNFValentin Vasiloiu (Romania)  
DNFMantas Januškevicius (Lithuania)  
DNFTomáš Meriac (Slovakia)  
DNFHrachya Shaboyan (Armenia)  
DNFVentsislav Venkov (Bulgaria)  
DNFKaden Hopkins (Bermuda)  
DNFAnton Popov (Russian Federation)  
DNFAdam Kus (Poland)  
DNFShahar Melamed (Israel)  
DNFRemco Evenepoel (Belgium)  
DNFJuan Francisco Rosales Hernandez (Mexico)  
DNFMelki Mohamed Aziz (Tunisia)  
DNFMounir El Azhari (Morocco)  
DNFStephen Alberto Belle (Seychelles)  
DNFSchalk Van Der Merwe (Namibia)  
DNFEmiliano Mirafuentes Resendez (Mexico)  
DNFEdo Goldstein (Israel)  
DNFBriton John (Guyana)  
DNSMichael Antonelli (San Marino)  
DNSCurtis Dey (Guyana)  
DNSLasha Amiridze (Georgia)  
DNSTamaz Tsereteli (Georgia)  
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