Kiryienka: Worlds time trial bronze another step to Team Sky

Vasil Kiryienka shows off his 2012 World Champs time trial bronze

Vasil Kiryienka's bronze medal in the World Championships yesterday in Valkenburg, the Netherlands, helped him along his journey. It began in the shadow of Chernobyl's nuclear reactor, included a couple of important mountain stages and continues with team Sky next season.

"It's a surprise to be on the podium, for sure, but it was my dream," the Belarusian said yesterday after time trialling to third behind winner Tony Martin (Germany). "I worked very hard to achieve it."

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