Denmark's Julius Johansen takes junior men's road race world title; Briton Jake Stewart fifth

Success for Denmark as Julius Johansen defies the clutches of the chasing peloton and a strong Italian squad to claim the junior men's road race title in Norway

Julius Johansen wins the junior men's road race at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships.

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Julius Johansen (Denmark) won the junior men's road race from a solo attack at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Norway on Saturday.

The 18-year-old had attacked on the final lap of the 135.5-kilometre event to go solo and take the victory. It is the second consecutive year that a Danish rider has claimed the title after Jakob Egholm won last season.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, 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, 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, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.