Mathieu van der Poel wins junior road Worlds title

Mathieu Van der Poel wins, junior men's road race, Road World Championships 2013

Mathieu van der Poel followed in the footsteps of dad Adri with a World Championship win today in Florence. The 18-year-old Dutchman bridged on the circuits main climb, attacked on the steepest one and rode solo to the junior road title.

"It was not a prepared attack," said van der Poel, "but I felt it was the right moment on the long climb."

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