Remco Evenepoel reigns supreme at the UCI Cycling World Championships again.
Last year’s road race world champion claimed 2023 honours in the men’s individual time trial on Friday (11 August 2023) in Stirling, Scotland, to add to his impressive palmarès at just 23 years old.
The Belgian – the youngest time trial world champion in history – was second behind Italian favourite Filippo Ganna at the first time check on the 47.8km-long course in Scotland. But he quickly took hold of the race, going through each remaining intermediate as the fastest man before taking 12.28 seconds out of Ganna at the finish line.
Evenepoel’s winning time was 55:19.23, with Ganna taking silver.
"I’m the first Belgian to ever win the world title in the TT, it was one of my biggest goals of the season to win today on a course which is maybe not perfect for a guy of my weight," Evenepoel said after the race.
Joshua Tarling of Great Britain became the youngest medallist in the event’s history, with the 19-year-old putting in a stunning ride to win bronze, 48.20 seconds behind Evenepoel.
No teenager had ever finished in the top three of the world championships men’s elite time trial before Tarling on Friday.The time trial events at the 2023 World Championships also awarded an Olympic qualifying quota spot for Paris 2024 to each of the top 10 National Olympic Committees (not necessarily the NOCs of the top 10 finishers) with a maximum of one quota spot, although these quotas are not […]