Samuele Battistella takes U23 men's road race after Nils Eekhoff disqualified at Yorkshire World Championships

Tom Pidcock moves up to take bronze, missing out on the win after opening his sprint too early

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Samuele Battistella won the men's U23 men's road race at the Yorkshire World Championships after the Netherlands' Nils Eekhoff was disqualified despite crossing the line first.

The Italian moves up from second place after Eekhoff was disqualified following a lengthy jury decision post-race. The Dutchman was disqualified for appearing to draft his team car following a crash earlier in the race, although the exact infraction is yet to be confirmed.

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