Remco Evenepoel goes long to win the men's World Championships road race solo after stinging attack

The young Belgian was clearly the strongest on the day, but others need to ask themselves how and why they let him go

Remco Evenepoel at the 2022 World Championships. Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Remco Evenepoel went solo to win the men's World Championships road race after a long day of racing in Australia. The recent Vuelta a España winner went clear as a result of his second major attack and never looked likely to be brought back.

The rest of the favourites had somehow allowed a rider of Evenepoel's talents to move to the front of the race and then attack to get an unassailable lead, already with a head start as he'd worked his way through the groups with the assistance of teammates.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.