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World Championships: Junior Men Individual Time Trial
 
By Fabio
Date: 10/8/2003
World Championships: Junior Men Individual Time Trial
 

The opening race of Day 2 at the Road World Championships (a day that started with the UCI "vampires" carrying out blood tests on 34 riders, none of which gave non-negative anyway) in Canada had no surprises in store: Mikhail Ignatiev of Russia, reigning champion and red hot favourite to win the Junior Men ITT, perfectly lived up to expectations and defended the title he took in Zolder twelve months ago in the best way possible, as he earned a second straight Gold medal after beating Ukraine's Dmytro Grabovskyy by almost 22 seconds.

The third consecutive all-European podium of this year's Worlds was completed by Swedish sensation Viktor Renäng, who lost the silver by a little more than a second, but managed to climb the podium at his "first time" at the Worlds. Five seconds prevented Dominique Cornu from taking Belgium back onto the podium after the poor (and medal-less) performances Belgian riders had on home soil twelve months ago.

William Walker of Australia was the best-placed non-European and English-speaker. The second best contender from an English-speaking nation, American Steve Cozza, was 29th only, and all other riders from the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K and Ireland finished further behind.

Neither riders from traditionally more "powerful" nations such as Italy and France could get close to the podium spots: Julien Loubet was ninth, and Rémy Di Gregorio 15th, half a second clear of Italian National Champion Fabio Sabatini. The other member of the "Squadra Azzurra", Mauro Finetto (certainly not helped by the strong headwinds he had to face), finished 24th. And after yestrday's "festival", neither Germany nor Holland could make further additions to their respective medal tables.

It's not the first time a Junior rider wins the ITT for two editions in a row: the same thing happened to Swiss sensation Fabian Cancellara, now a well-known Fassa Bortolo rider, but also a World Champion in 1998 (at the age of 17) in Valkenburg and the following year in Italy. The Swiss successively "skipped" the Under 23 Category and moved all the way into the Elite cycling scene. Will the determined Russian, born on february 02, 1985, follow in his footstepts ? Time will tell.

Junior Men Individual Time Trial - Full Results

1. Mikhail Ignatiev (Russia) - 27'01"88
2. Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) - at 21"27
3. Viktor Renäng (Sweden) - at 22"50
4. Dominique Cornu (Belgium) - at 27"45
5. William Walker (Australia) - at 46"11
6. Roman Kreuziger (Czech Republic) - at 55”41
7. Aleksey Esin (Russia) - at 55”70
8. Tony Martin (Germany) - at 56”69
9. Julien Loubet (France) - at 01’01”28
10. Simon Spilak (Slovenia) - at 01’04”14
11. Tom Stamsnijder (Holland) - at 01'07"05
12. Rasmus Fjordside Lehrmann (Denmark) - at 01'12"88
13. Michael Schär (Switzerland) - at 01'13"27
14. Peter Velits (Slovakia) - at 01'13"42
15. Rémy Di Gregorio (France) - at 01'13"50
16. Fabio Sabatini (Italy) - at 01'14"03
17. Andrius Buividas (Lithuania) - at 01'17"04
18. Anders Berendt Hansen (Denmark) - at 01'17"30
19. Thomas Frei (Switzerland) - at 01'18"65
20. Kai Reus (Holland) - at 01'20"02
21. Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic) - at 01'20"12
22. Maciej Bodnar (Poland) - at 01'27"11
23. Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spain) - at 01'28"93
24. Mauro Finetto (Italy) - at 01'30"12
25. Johan Lindgren (Sweden) - at 01'30"60
26. Martin Velits (Slovakia) - at 01'31"01
27. Oleg Chuzhda (Ukraine) - at 01'31"05
28. Alexander Gottfried (Germany) - at 01'31"43
29. Steven Cozza (USA) - at 01'33"13
30. Maxim Belkov (Russia) - at 01'33"98
31. Wilson Marentes (Colombia) - at 01'36"40
32. Zachary Taylor (USA) - at 01'37"16
33. Bogdan Stoytchev (Bulgaria) - at 01'41"84
34. Andy Schleck (Luxembourg) - at 01'44"53
35. Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania) - at 01'45"77
36. Juan Pablo Suarez (Colombia) - at 01'51"21
37. Pawel Cieslik (Poland) - at 01'55"74
38. Janis Ozols (Latvia) - at 01'59"40
39. Rafâa Chtioui (Tunisia) - at 02'00"15
40. Pedro Palou Quetglás (Spain) - at 02'03"93
41. Ivo Vilumovs (Latvia) - at 02'04"48
42. Stanislav Zverok (Kazachstan) - at 02'07"55
43. Matthew Brammeier (Great Britain) - at 02'09"35
44. Juha-Matti Alaluusua (Finland) - at 02'10"30
45. Leonard Snoeks (Norway) - at 02'14"79
46. Hakon Lilland (Norway) - at 02'17"62
47. Claudio Apolo (Portugal) - at 02'19"39
48. Veaceslav Talasimov (Moldavia) - at 02'19"61
49. Ruslan Sambris (Moldavia) - at 02'24"25
50. Kevin Lacombe (Canada) - at 02'25"33
51. Theo Hardwick (Ireland) - at 02'25"42
52. Samuel Lee (Australia) - at 02'27"61
53. José Mendes (Portugal) - at 02'33"41
54. Ervin Korts-Laur (Estonia) - at 02'36"77
55. Christian Meier (Canada) - at 02'47"38
56. Egan Tarr (South Africa) - at 02'48"89
57. Luke Mccarthy (New Zealand) - at 02'49"75
58. William Thompson (New Zealand) - at 02'07"33
59. Roderick Muscat (Malta) - at 03'27"24
60. Jumpei Murakami (Japan) - at 03'39"94
61. Barry Woods (Ireland) - at 03'44"24
62. Gilber Kask (Estonia) - at 04'40"02

* Junior Men Time Trial: All Time Winners & Podium Finishers

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