Elisa Balsamo and Jakob Egholm win junior road race titles at 2016 World Championships

Riders from Italy and Denmark are triumphant in the junior women's and men's road races at the UCI 2016 Road World Championships in Doha, Qatar

Elisa Balsamo and Jakob Egholm take junior road race titles, 2016 UCI Road World Championships

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Jakob Egholm (Denmark) and Elisa Balsamo (Italy) were crowned the respective junior men's and women's world champions in Qatar on Friday.

Defying the prediction of every road race finishing in a bunch sprint on the pan-flat course in Doha, Egholm was a survivor of a late attack with compatriot Julius Johansen. Although Johansen faded and was caught by the chasing bunch, Egholm pushed on solo to take the victory.

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