UCI Cycling World Championships 2023 Hosts: Glasgow and across Scotland Dates: 3-13 August Coverage: Watch live across BBC TV and iPlayer, with 200 hours of live streams on the BBC’s digital platforms Great Britain’s Josh Tarling won a surprise time trial bronze at the Cycling World Championships on Friday.
Last year’s junior world champion is still eligible for the Under-23 event but made his debut at elite level over the 47.8km course in Scotland.
And the Welsh rider, 19, was only beaten by Belgian winner Remco Evenepoel and Italy’s Filippo Ganna.
GB mountain biker Charlie Aldridge earlier claimed gold in the men’s Under-23 cross-country Olympic race.
Tarling’s fellow Welshman and Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Geraint Thomas , 37, finished 10th in the time trial on day nine of the championships. Tarling’s a ‘big boy with a bright future’
Tarling, who signed a three-year contract with Ineos last year and this June became the youngest British time trial champion, went into first place with a time of 56 minutes 7.43 seconds.
Multi-discipline star Wout van Aert, who won silver in Sunday’s road race, failed to match that but 27-year-old Ganna, who retained his individual pursuit title on the track last week, managed to go faster.Evenepoel then became the first Belgian to win world time trial gold in Stirling, after claiming silver in 2019 and bronze in 2021.The 23-year-old posted a time of 55:19.23 – 12.28secs faster than Ganna. Tarling was 48.20secs off Evenepoel but more than 30 seconds clear of USA’s Brandon McNulty in fourth."He’s a […]