Under 23 men's road race wrap up

Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine)

Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Super strong Grabovskyy wins in Madrid

19 year-old Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) won the under 23 men's road race today at the World Championships with an excellent solo attack to beat William Walker (Australia) and Evgeny Popov (Russia). This is the second medal for the Ukrainian after he won the silver in the time trial last Wednesday.

The eight lap race was full of changes and attacks. The Ukrainian, together with Italian Tiziano Dall'Antonia, was nearly always in the front breakaway, and after the Italian made a solo bid with just over two laps to go, Grabovskyy joined him. On the final lap, the pair were caught by a small group, but Grabovskyy didn't panic and attacked hard on the last climb with around 8 km to go to open up an unbeatable lead. In the closing stages, Will Walker (Australia) escaped with Evgeny Popov (Russia) to fight it out for the silver medal, which Walker won comfortably with his sprint.

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