Ireland's Ryan Mullen denied under-23 time trial title by less than a second

More success for Australia as Campbell Flakemore takes under-23 world time trial title; Britain's Jon Dibben in sixth

Ryan Mullen in the U-23 men's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Irish talent Ryan Mullen missed out on the under-23 men's time trial world title on Monday by the narrowest of margins - less than half a second.

Mullen set the fastest times on the two intermediate time checkpoints, but lost ground to eventual winner Campbell Flakemore (Australia) in the final, hilly section before the line in Ponferrada, Spain.

Stefan Keung (Switzerland) placed third, just over nine seconds adrift of Flakemore.

Great Britain's Jon Dibben put in a strong ride to finish sixth overall, with team-mate Scott Davies in 21st spot.

Flakemore's title adds to Australia's win in the junior women's time trial with Macey Stewart in the morning session.

Rain affected the day's racing, with heavy showers providing tricky going around the race's corners.

Result
UCI 2014 Road World Championships, under-23 men time trial
1. Campbell Flakemore (Aus) in 43-49.94

2. Ryan Mullen (Irl) at 0.48 sec

3. Stefan Kueng (Swi) at 9.22 secs

4. Rafael Ferreira Reis (Por) at 19.32 secs

5. Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) at 37.84 secs

6. Jonathan Dibben (GBr) at 38.28 secs

7. Andreas Vangstad (Nor) at 44.88 secs

8. Louis Meintjes (RSA) at 48.36 secs

9. Frederik Frison (Bel) at 1-07.22

10. James Oram (NZl) at 1-09.57

Other

24. Scott Davies (GBr) at 2-01.65

Jonathan Dibben in the U-23 men's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Jonathan Dibben in the U-23 men's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Stefan Kueng in the U-23 men's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Stefan Kueng in the U-23 men's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Campbell Flakemore in the U-23 men's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Campbell Flakemore in the U-23 men's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Ryan Mullen, Campebll Flakemore and Stefan Keung in the U-23 men's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Ryan Mullen, Campebll Flakemore and Stefan Keung in the U-23 men's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.