Denmark's Mikkel Bjerg puts in unstoppable performance to win men's U23 time trial world title

Britain's Scott Davies finished 10th as Bjerg won the time trial by over a minute

Mikkel Bjerg at the 2017 Road World Championships U23 time trial (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Denmark's Mikkel Bjerg emphatically claimed the World Championships men's under-23 time trial title, setting an early benchmark that proved unbeatable.

Bjerg. who was 19th off the start ramp out of 56 riders, set a time of 47-06.48 over the 37.2km course around Bergen that no-one could come close to. His time eclipsed that of second placed Brandon McNulty (USA), who set off three minutes earlier and had set the best time of 48-12.40.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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