'The plan went perfectly': Quinn Simmons crowns sensational year with dominant junior world title ride

The 18-year-old soloed away from the peloton with 33km left to race of the junior men's World Championships road race

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Quinn Simmons crowned a phenomenal final year as a junior in Harrogate on Thursday by soloing to victory in the World Championships junior men's road race.

The 18-year-old became the third American along with Greg LeMond in 1979 and Jeff Evanshine in 1991 to win the men's junior road world title, in a gruelling race through Yorkshire which saw him breakaway with 33km remaining following a perfectly executed ride by the USA team.

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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.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).