Leo Hayter takes GB's first Worlds medal with U23 time trial bronze

Norway's ice cream loving Søren Wærenskjold takes gold to add another win to his nation's Worlds tally

Søren Wærenskjold wins the World Championship U23 time trial 2022
(Image credit: SWPix)

A rapid and measured ride by Leo Hayter gave Great Britain its first medal of the World Championship, as he fended off multiple late bids to claim bronze in the under-23 time trial in Wollongong. Hayter took the hot seat after posting the fastest times at all three checks along the city-based course, but it wasn't to be as Norway's late starter Søren Wærenskjold finished fast to knock Hayter off his perch and ultimately take gold. 

Hayter was also bested by first-year senior Alec Segaert of Belgium, who took silver. 

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.