Coppel claims France's first Worlds time trial medal in 18 years

France claimed its first time trial medal at the UCI Road World Championships since Laurent Jalabert's gold in 1997 as Jérôme Coppel rode to third place, 26 seconds off winner Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus). Coppel, a two time bronze medallist against the clock at the U23 Worlds, wasn't considered a pre-race favourite but the 29-year-old upstaged the likes of Tony Martin (Germany), Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) and Rohan Dennis (Australia) to finish on the podium.

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