Second Junior Road Race in as many days at the World Champs in Canada, and second consecutive Dutch win. After Loes Markerink sprinted to victory in the girls' race on Friday, Kai Reus scored a point for the Dutch boys on Saturday, as he soloed to the Gold medal at the end of the 124-km. race in Hamilton.
Anders Lund and Lukza Fus gave Denmark and the Czech Republic their first medals in this year's edition, something nations like Italy, France and the USA still have to achieve. Two more riders from Holland got into the Top 10 Places.
An excellent 14th place finish for a Tunisian rider, Rafaa Chtioui, who did better than many rivals from "mightier" countries, and better than big names of the Junior peloton such as Slovakia's Velits.
U.S. RIders Zach Grabowski (L) and (Italo-American ?) Steve Cozza (R)
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Crash Update: The Daily Peloton extends its best wishes and a speedy recovery to Canada's Junior Rider Kevin Lacombe, who is in critical condition - following the crash he was victim of this morning, early in the race(More details in the link at the bottom of the page). The 18 year old from Amos, Quebec, has suffered head injuries and is in the trauma center. His family are with him in hospital and we wish them all "bonne chance."
Junior Men Road Race (124 km.) - Full results
1. Kai Reus (Holland) - 03h01'30"
2. Anders Lund (Denmark) - at 14"
3. Lukaz Fus (Czech Republic) - s.t.
4. Jos้ Joaquํn Rojas Gil (Spain) - s.t.
5. Johan Lindgren (Sweden) - s.t.
6. Pieter Jacobs (Belgium) - s.t.
7. Grega Bole (Slovenia) - s.t.
8. Mikael Cherel (France) - s.t.
9. Tom Leezer (Holland) - s.t.
10. Sebastian Langeveld (Holland) - s.t.
11. Valerio Agnoli (Italy) - s.t.
12. Maxim Belkov (Russia) - s.t.
13. Julien Loubet (France) - s.t.
14. Rafaa Chtioui (Tunisia) - s.t.
15. Viktor Panaev (Russia) - s.t.
16. Jan-Thomas Hessling (Germany) - s.t.
17. Juan Pablo Suarez (Colombia) - s.t.
18. Danilo Wyss (Switzerland) - s.t.
19. Martin Velits (Slovakia) - s.t.
20. R้my Di Gregorio (France) - s.t.
21. Michael Randin (Switzerland) - s.t.
22. Pawel Wachnik (Poland) - s.t.
23. Jonathan Hivert (France) - s.t.
24. Anton Reshetnikov (Russia) - s.t.
25. William Walker (Australia) - s.t.
26. Simon Spilak (Slovenia) - s.t.
27. Roman Kreuziger (Czech Republic) - s.t.
28. Geraint Thomas (Great Britain) - s.t.
29. Igor Klak (Poland) - s.t.
30. Thomas Frei (Switzerland) - s.t.
31. Joris Costermans (Belgium) - s.t.
32. Peter Velits (Slovakia) - s.t.
33. Craig Lewis (USA) - s.t.
34. Tom Stamsnijder (Holland) - s.t.
35. Rasmus Fjordside Lehrmann (Denmark) - s.t.
36. Berendt Hansen Anders (Denmark) - s.t.
37. Andy Schleck (Luxembourg) - s.t.
38. Daniels Ernestovskis (Latvia) - s.t.
39. Viktor Renaeng (Sweden) - s.t.
40. Luke Mccarthy (New Zealand) - s.t.
41. Michiel Van Aelbroeck (Belgium) - s.t.
42. Gasper Svab (Slovenia) - s.t.
43. Jelle Vanendert (Belgium) - s.t.
44. Pavel Kalinin (Russia) - at 21
45. Anatoliy Yugov (Ukraine) - at 38
46. Enrico Peruffo (Italy) - s.t.
47. Matthias Schroeger (Austria) - s.t.
48. Pawel Cieslik (Poland) - s.t.
49. Jempy Drucker (Luxembourg) - s.t.
50. Mauro Finetto (Italy) - s.t.
51. Maciej Bodnar (Poland) - s.t.
52. Ivo Vilumovs (Latvia) - s.t.
53. Fabio Sabatini (Italy) - s.t.
54. Rui Costa (Portugal) - s.t.
55. Nicolas Hartman (France) - s.t.
56. Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) - s.t.
57. Simon Clarke (Australia) - at 50
58. Brandon Crichton (Canada) - s.t.
59. Andrey Zeits (Kazakhstan) - s.t.
60. Zachary Grabowski (USA) - s.t.
61. Kota Nishimura (Japan) - s.t.
62. Clemens Fankhauser (Austria) - s.t.
63. Daniel Zsombok (Hungary) - s.t.
64. Vid Ogris (Slovenia) - s.t.
65. Alexander Gottfried (Germany) - s.t.
66. Denis Cioban (Moldavia) - s.t.
67. Andrius Buividas (Lithuania) - s.t.
68. Andrew Wyper (Australia) - s.t.
69. Nazareno Rossi (Switzerland) - at 59
70. Michael Schaer (Switzerland) - at 01'01
71. Viktor Tonev (Bulgaria) - at 01'05
72. Carlo Westphal (Germany) - at 01'07
73. Leon Nel (South Africa) - at 01'20
74. Robert Kiserlovski (Croatia) - s.t.
75. David Klyne (Australia) - s.t.
76. Ruslan Sambris (Moldavia) - at 01'36
77. Wilson Marentes (Colombia) - at 01'37
78. Norbert Duerauer (Austria) - at 01'39
79. Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania) - at 01'45
80. Stian Sommerseth (Norway) - at 01'59
81. Jurgen Roelandts (Belgium) - s.t.
82. Steven Cozza (USA) - at 03'15
83. Oleg Chuzhda (Ukraine) - at 03'20
84. Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic) - at 04'32
85. John Devine (USA) - at 05'22
86. Raphael Tremblay (Canada) - at 05'47
87. William Thompson (New Zealand) - at 05'50
88. Yusuke Hatanaka (Japan) - at 06'36
89. Francesco Masciarelli (Italy) - at 06'51
90. Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spain) - s.t.
91. Nico Graf (Germany) - at 06'57
92. Jakub Slotta (Slovakia) - at 07'21
93. Alexandr Kovdiy (Kazakhstan) - at 07'56
94. Kristofers Racenajs (Latvia) - s.t.
95. Veaceslav Talasimov (Moldavia) - at 08'29
96. Janis Ozols (Latvia) - at 10'49
97. Juha-Matti Alaluusua (Finland) - s.t.
98. Oliver Dalberg (Estonia) - s.t.
99. Egan Tarr (South Africa) - at 11'57
100. Bogdan Stoytchev (Bulgaria) - s.t.
101. Ervin Korts-Laur (Estonia) - at 12'08
102. Lars Boom (Holland) - at 13'04
103. Kasper Jebjerg (Denmark) - s.t.
104. Justas Volungevicius (Lithuania) - at 14'13
105. Bruno Lima (Portugal) - s.t.
106. David Studnicka (Czech Republic) - s.t.
107. Roderick Muscat (Malty) - s.t.
108. Christian Meier (Canada) - s.t.
109. Julen Goikoetxea Garate (Spain) - at 16'37
110. Jos้ Antonio Redondo Ramos (Spain) - s.t.
Craig Lewis was the best-placed American in the Junior Men Road Race
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Spotlight on the American riders: The Daily Peloton's "special envoy" to floow the Worlds on the spot, Marianne Werz O'Brien, spoke with the top three American finishers after the race. Craig Lewis finished as the top American placer at 33rd - 14 secs behind the winner. Craig Lewis told the Daily Peloton that "The race was very fun. Tough but fun. Very exciting." When asked if he was satisfied with his race he said yes "I would like to improve, definately, just like everyone else. But I was very satisfied, just being here was amazing."
Zach Grabowksi was the second American, & Steve Cozza
came in third for the American team. Steve said of the
race: "The ride was good, was awesome. The hills
definately wear on you during the race." He said he
felt good in the race but towards the end he started
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