German cyclist is the new world champion in his category after a successful breakaway
mile Herzog beats Portuguese Antonio Morgado after traveling 135.6km with Belgian Van Mechelen bronze
German Emil Herzog won gold this Friday in the junior online event of the Road Cycling World Championships, being held in Wollongong (Australia), defeating Portuguese Antonio Morgado in the sprint ‘two’. After traveling 135.6 km.
Back, The bronze medal was won by Belgium’s Vlad van Mechelen, winning another sprint, one of eleven riders in the group. Joe came from behind, 55 seconds behind the two leading cyclists.
Neither in that group nor in the next two were Spanish. Among them Po Marty and Yago Agire rose to positions 36 and 46 at 11.50. Pablo Lospitao did not finish the race.
Morgado was the one who carried out the decisive attack of the race, leaving the leading group about 19 km away. From arrival, just over a kilometer from the last leg to the finish lineAnd had a long dream of being a world champion.
but Herzog left the remaining pursuers in the final stage down the Mount Pleasant slope (1100 m at 8.6 percent of the mean gradient and ramp up to 17%), the most important point of the 17 km circuit. Which was to be completed in eight rounds, and caught the Portuguese with 3 finish lines.
In the sprint, the German also won, giving his country the first gold. and the third medal of these championships after bronze in the junior time trial and Justina Capella’s silver. Morgado is Portugal’s first medalist and Van Mechelen is Belgium’s fourth medal, which has not yet won any gold.