Great Britain's Owain Doull left frustrated in U23 road race

Great Britain's Owain Doull had the legs but not the luck in the U23 men's road race at the 2014 road world championships

Owain Doull, Track World Championships 2013, day two, evening

Owain Doull rued bad luck and one moment of hesitation as he left the U23 road race at the world championships empty handed.

Doull was Great Britain's best placed rider in 19th, crossing the line in a small group behind the race winner Sven Erik Bystrøm (Norway), who took off on a solo effort over the final climb and held off the chasing bunch.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.