The second day of the world cycling championship that takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, reserved two of the most followed champions in the event. The fastest on the route, youth category, are from this August 5 the Danish Albert Philipsen and the French Julie Bego.
Albert Philipsen, the youngest junior road champion in history
Intractable! The Danish Albert Philipsen was proclaimed monarch of the road world in the junior category, after traveling 127.7 kilometers in Glasgow. At just 16 years old he jumped out early with a strong lead group of seven, pulled away from them on the penultimate lap and then took the solo victory.
The Scandinavian rider, who became the youngest junior world champion in history, was joined on the podium by German Paul Fietzke, who finished second, and Alexander Kristoff’s half-brother Felix Orn-Kristoff. In the fourth box entered the Italian Juan David Sierra, a cyclist of Colombian origin.
As for the Latin Americans in competition, they did not have their best day. The best was the Uruguayan Ciro Pérez in the 52nd box, more than 12 minutes from the winner. The Colombians Juan David Urián and Robinson Rincón exceeded the time limit with respect to the leading group of the race and were withdrawn with two laps remaining to complete the course.
At the close, the Norwegian Felix Orn-Kristoff enlivened the race. However, he was soon joined by Dane Albert Withen Philipsen, German Paul Fietzke and compatriot Jorgen Nordhagen, who will race the Jumbo-Visma from 2025.
Then the four leaders were joined by Juan David Sierra (Italy), Theodor Storm (Denmark) and Matthew Brennan (Great Britain). All seven stayed ahead of the shrinking peloton.
The distance between the leading group and the peloton grew again on the penultimate lap. In the final stretch, Philipsen sped up on Montrose Street, on the final climb. The Dane started the last lap with a few seconds of advantage, which he would increase in the final kilometers to take the victory.
Julie Bego dominates the junior road test; Juliana Londoño the best Colombian
With solvency, the French cyclist Julie Bego dominated the women’s junior road test of the Glasgow 2023 Cycling Super World Cup, after traveling 70.3 kilometers in length starting and ending in the port city of Glasgow.
The 18-year-old French runner won the victory alone after attacking in the final kilometers. The British Cat Ferguson entered second and the Belgian Fleur Moors third, both nine seconds behind.
As for the Latinas, led by the Colombians, the best was Juliana Londoño, who came in 38th place, more than 6 minutes behind the winner. The other two South Americans in the competition arrived a little further behind: Angie Mariana Londoño 42nd and Lesly Yulieth Aguirre 64th.
The initiative after the start came quickly from Great Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium, although Australia also often featured in the front rows of the pack. The pace was immediately high and therefore from the first kilometers it was an elimination race.
With a good 20 kilometers to go the French took control with Celia Gery and her compatriot Julie Bego. In the last climb to Montrose Street, which was less than two thousand meters to go, Bego left all her rivals and to take the gold medal. The Frenchwoman also won a stage in the Nations Cup this season, among other smaller competitions.