The American team put on a dominant display in the Junior Men’s Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire today, with Quinn Simmons soloing to victory and his team-mate Magnus Sheffield taking bronze as Italian rider Alessio Martinelli claimed silver.

It was thought that the first part of this race would be a gentle roll into the Dales, but a nervy start saw Andrea Piccolo (Italy), one of the early race favourites, break a wheel and USA rider Michael Garrison take a spill; amidst a few other slight crashes. Both the British and American teams pushed hard from the front and a breakaway formed earlier than the predicted Kidstones climb. Originally made up of two riders the group had grown to ten.

As the Kidstones climb approached, a 3.9km ride with a max gradient of 11.3%, Walker had been joined by a handful of riders, but the interesting story was originating back in the peloton where the American riders Michael Garrison and eventual winner, Quinn Simmons had set a heavy pace at the front of the peloton with Simmons even screaming ‘let’s go’ to his team to really put the pressure on.

Magnus Sheffield (USA) and Lewis Askey (GB) broke free of the peloton but by the climb at Summerscales, the full group was back together.

The American riders had a game plan in mind and were fully committed to executing it and Simmons and Sheffield engaged time trial mode, a mode known all to well to Team USA after Chloe Dygert’s spectacular showing earlier in the week, and went clear off the front with around 35km to go.

Just 2km later and Simmons went on a solo attack and many thought it was potentially too soon, despite his strong showing and eagerness to push on. This would turn out to be a foolish assumption as the Colorado-born rider stormed further and further ahead, opening up a 39 second advantage ahead of the chasing Alessio Martinelli (Italy) – it became apparent towards the closing stages that, bar some bad luck, these riders would take first and second respectively.

The battle for third place was just hotting up though, time trial silver medallist Enzo Leijnse (Holland) rode clear of the peloton before being joined by Gianmarco Garofoli (Italy) and another monster effort from Magnus Sheffield saw him rein in the group too.

It was an effort that would be sustained and rewarded as Sheffield thrust his way over the line to take bronze and joined his compatriot Simmons in his celebrations.

1 Quinn Simmons (United States Of America) 3:38:04
2 Alessio Martinelli (Italy) 0:00:56
3 Magnus Sheffield (United States Of America) 0:01:33
4 Enzo Leijnse (Netherlands)
5 Gianmarco Garofoli (Italy)
6 Vegard Stokke (Norway)
7 Alfred George (Great Britain) 0:01:45
8 Frederik Wandahl (Denmark)
9 Jakub Bouček (Czech Republic)
10 Milan Paulus (Belgium)
11 Thibault D’Hervez (France)
12 Michael Garrison (United States Of America)
13 Antonio Tiberi (Italy)
14 Marco Brenner (Germany)
15 Leo Hayter (Great Britain)
16 Alex Baudin (France)
17 Matthew Riccitello (United States Of America) 0:01:48
18 Georg Steinhauser (Germany) 0:01:54
19 Pavel Bittner (Czech Republic) 0:02:20
20 Ramses Debruyne (Belgium) 0:02:25
21 Patrick Eddy (Australia) 0:02:53
22 Lewis Askey (Great Britain) 0:04:39
23 Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spain) 0:04:55
24 Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spain) 0:07:02
25 Robin Juel Skivild (Denmark) 0:07:40
26 Kévin Vauquelin (France) 0:08:27
27 Fredrik Gjesteland Finnesand (Norway) 0:08:43
28 Samuel Watson (Great Britain) 0:08:45
29 Hannes Wilksch (Germany)
30 Max Walker (Great Britain) 0:09:18
31 Sakarias Koller Løland (Norway)
32 Drew Christensen (New Zealand)
33 Henri Treimuth (Estonia) 0:10:15
34 August Höglund (Sweden) 0:10:16
35 Tord Gudmestad (Norway) 0:11:39
36 Reuben Thompson (New Zealand) 0:12:21
37 Thomas Silva (Uruguay)
38 Lars Boven (Netherlands) 0:14:21
39 Tomas Aguirre Garza (Mexico)
40 Ricardo Peña Salas (Mexico) 0:14:25
41 Elia Blum (Switzerland) 0:14:58
42 Mats Wenzel (Luxembourg)
43 Alex Vandenbulcke (Belgium) 0:16:24
44 Hjalmar Klyver (Sweden) 0:16:49
45 Renus Uhiriwe (Rwanda)
46 Maksim Bilyi (Ukraine)
47 Joshua Amos Gudnitz (Denmark)
48 Vinicius Rangel Costa (Brazil)
49 Igor Arrieta Lizarraga (Spain)
50 Bruno Stoček (Czech Republic)
51 Fran Miholjević (Croatia)
52 Raphael Parisella (Canada)
53 Andrii Ponomar (Ukraine)
54 Emil Schandorff Iwersen (Denmark)
55 João Carvalho (Portugal)
56 Maximilian Kabas (Austria)
57 Joonas Kurits (Estonia)
58 Jago Willems (Belgium)
59 Jakub Ťoupalík (Czech Republic)
60 German Dario Gomez Becerra (Colombia)
61 Lukas Carreau (Canada)
62 Marek Bugár (Slovakia)
63 Boštjan Murn (Slovenia)
64 Aljaž Colnar (Slovenia)
65 Gianni Lamperti (United States Of America) 0:16:58
66 Johannes Staune-Mittet (Norway) 0:17:00
67 Logan Currie (New Zealand)
68 Tiano Da Silva (South Africa) 0:17:05
69 Archie Ryan (Ireland) 0:17:17
70 Michel Heßmann (Germany)
71 Hidde Van Veenendaal (Netherlands)
72 Loïc Bettendorff (Luxembourg) 0:25:08
DNF Riley Pickrell (Canada)
DNF Iakov Gusev (Russian Federation)
DNF Alexandre Vinokurov (Kazakhstan)
DNF Jacob Rubuliak (Canada)
DNF Jean Eric Habimana (Rwanda)
DNF Mathias Vacek (Czech Republic)
DNF Andrea Piccolo (Italy)
DNF Casper Van Uden (Netherlands)
DNF Raul Garcia Pierna (Spain)
DNF Ari Scott (New Zealand)
DNF Axel Van Der Tuuk (Netherlands)
DNF Samuli Öhman (Finland)
DNF Edoardo Zambanini (Italy)
DNF ŽYgimantas Norutis (Lithuania)
DNF Edvin Lovidius (Sweden)
DNF André Domingues (Portugal)
DNF Marek Gajdula (Slovakia)
DNF Rotem Tene (Israel)
DNF Yugi Tsuda (Japan)
DNF Luca Dreßler (Germany)
DNF Joé Michotte (Luxembourg)
DNF Artjom Mirzojev (Estonia)
DNF Axel Laurance (France)
DNF Fabio Christen (Switzerland)
DNF Kevin Mccambridge (Ireland)
DNF Finn Fisher-Black (New Zealand)
DNF Hugo Toumire (France)
DNF William Blume Levy (Denmark)
DNF Veeti Vainio (Finland)
DNF Maxim Popugayev (Kazakhstan)
DNF Nicolas Vinokurov (Kazakhstan)
DNF Takumi Yamada (Japan)
DNF Thak Kaeonoi (Thailand)
DNF Phurit Rodvilai (Thailand)
DNF Tullatorn Sosalam (Thailand)
DNF Miguel Angel Hoyos Castro (Colombia)
DNF Gal Glivar (Slovenia)
DNF Maksim Kulakov (Russian Federation)
DNF ŽYgimantas Matuzevičius (Lithuania)
DNF Roberts Andersons (Latvia)
DNF Pauls Rubenis (Latvia)
DNF Nikolas Riegler (Austria)
DNF Felipe Benjamin Pizarro Mancilla (Chile)
DNF Cristobal Ignacio Ramirez Vera (Chile)
DNF Damon Fouchee (South Africa)
DNF Dominik Gorak (Poland)
DNF Milosz Osko (Poland)
DNF Carlo Jurisevic (Croatia)


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