Danish Gustav wang, 18, became this Tuesday World Junior Time Trial Champion (U18). He beat the Briton Joshua Tarling. The Belgian guy Alec segaert a won the bronze on the wire.
Rodrigo Beenkens debriefed this course with our consultant, Gerard Bulens. By highlighting first of all the excellent health of Danish cycling.
The incredible health of Danish cycling
Mads Pedersen became the Online World Champion at Harrogate in 2019. Kapser Asgreen won the Tour of Flanders this year. Denmark won gold in the Worlds time trial, in the U21s and in the Juniors. Denmark will be one of the big players in cycling in the years to come, as Gérard Bulens confirms: “There is talent at all levels. Which means that it is a cycling which will prevail over time now. It will allow more young people to show themselves and to bloom. This weekend also we will have a very impressive Danish team.
Campenaerts popularized the CLM with its hour record
The Belgians also performed well in the junior time trial. We will obviously note the bronze medal for Alec segaert and the good sixth place of Cian Uijtdebroeks : “they are boys who fought. They shone at the European Championships of the CLM (editor’s note Segaert came back with gold from Trent, and Uijtdebroeks with silver) and suddenly they had real pressure. It’s great that Segaert went for the bronze “, confides our consultant.
This showcase for the CLM events could attract many followers, a chance for Belgium: “on went for medals in all three categories. It will give ideas to other young people. This will make it possible to create a real current of training. It’s much more difficult to get a medal in the CLM than on the road, or in cyclocross, where the emulation is different. More and more young runners will embark on the CLM. They will create a new wave. Victor Campenaerts did a lot for the discipline when he launched into the hour record “, recalls Gérard Bulens.
“Belgium can bring back a world champion’s jersey to the hopefuls”
Starting from Friday, place for the road races with great chances of medals among the Juniors and the Hopes: “on one of the very good teams in the juniors and in the U23s. There is currently a spiral of success with these four medals already won. It would be surprising if we did not go looking for one or the other medal in the juniors or in the hopes. I think the U23 team is very strong, with Thibau nys, Arnaud De Lie and Florian Vermeersch. We can perhaps bring back a world champion’s jersey to the Espoirs “, end Gérard Bulens.