'Mixed feelings' for Segaert after another Worlds U23 time trial silver medal

STIRLING SCOTLAND AUGUST 09 LR Silver medalist Alec Segaert of Belgium and gold medalist Lorenzo Milesi of Italy pose on the podium during the medal ceremony after the Men Under 23 Individual Time Trial a 362km race from Stirling to Stirling 80m at the 96th UCI Cycling World Championships Glasgow 2023 Day 7 UCIWT on August 09 2023 in Glasgow Stirling Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Silver medalist Alec Segaert of Belgium (left) congratulates gold medalist Lorenzo Milesi of Italy during the medal ceremony after the Men's Under-23 Individual Time Trial at 2023 Road World Championships (Image credit: Dario Belingheri/Getty Images)

For Belgium's Alec Segaerts, it was a case of déjà vu at the U23 men's time trial at the UCI Road World Championships. The location may have been different ­­– from the sun of Wollongong in Australia, to the overcast skies of Stirling in Scotland – but the result was the same.

For the second year in a row, the 20-year-old Lotto-Dstny rider came away from the time trial with a silver medal in his hand, this time having started the day as the favourite to win the rainbow jersey.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

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