Mikkel Bjerg wins third men's U23 World Championships time trial title in a row

The Dane smashed the next best time amidst treacherous conditions in Yorkshire

Mikkel Bjerg at the Yorkshire Worlds U23 time trial (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Mikkel Bjerg won a third men's U23 time trial title at the Yorkshire Road World Championships 2019, on a Harrogate morning marred by torrential rain and treacherous conditions.

The Dane was the last out of the start hut, and beat Ian Garrison's (USA) time by 27 seconds. It was another American on the podium to take bronze, as Brandon McNulty missed out on Garrison's time by just one second, on day marred by crashes caused by the rain.

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