Worlds: Florence setback drives Flakemore to under-23 time trial title

Twelve kilometres of the World Championships under-23 individual time trial remaining, and it looked set to be another day of disappointment for Campbell Flakemore. A disappointed fourth-place finisher in the event in Florence twelve months ago, the Australian was planning to make amends in Ponferrada, and while a podium place remained in reach, the rainbow jersey seemed destined for the shoulders of Ireland’s Ryan Mullen.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.