In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Denmark’s Egholm defies Doha with solo win; Italy dominates Junior women’s road race; UCI rejects claims it obstructed motor testing at 2016 Tour de France; UCI Management Committee to restart disc brake trial in 2017; UCI Congress adds term limits to Constitution for President; Chasing rainbow stripes: Chloe Hosking on her chance of becoming the first Australian women’s world road race champion; Kittel, Greipel condemn use of therapeutic use exemptions in cycling; Organisers and riders disagree over heat at world championships; Martin Elmiger signs with BMC; BORA – hansgrohe announces final roster for 2017; AG2R-La Mondiale to ride Factor bikes in 2017; Family of Robin Williams to auction 87 of his bikes for charity; Italian junior women illustrate team effort in win.
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Jakob Egholm (Denmark) soloed to victory in the junior men’s road race, out of a breakaway of 20 riders with Germany’s Niklas Markl and Switzerland’s Reto Muller taking the other podium spots.
“I can’t believe it. It’s too crazy. I wasn’t expecting this,” Egholm said. “We were convinced it would be a bunch sprint, but when we went in the breakaway I started to sit in the back of the group and take it as easy as I could.”
Egholm had broken away from the 20-rider group with teammate Julius Johansen, who eventually sat-up, allowing Egholm to try for the solo win.
“Sadly he didn’t have the power left in the legs to follow me all the way, so I figured why not, just go for it,” said Egholm. “If I couldn’t do it, I couldn’t do it. I had nothing to lose.
“It’s so unbelievable, it’s so crazy I wouldn’t have dreamed it. It’s something the best in the world do, but I didn’t think I was one of the best.”
Today’s feature image comes from the junior men’s race of the Doha UCI Road World Championships, showing a solo break can succeed on a sprinter’s course.