World Championships 2022: Emil Herzog narrowly outsprints António Morgado to land junior men’s road world title

Van Mechelen of Belgium takes bronze medal from reduced bunch sprint

Emil Herzog
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Emil Herzog of Germany won the junior men’s world title by outsprinting António Morgado of Portugal in the men’s junior road race at the road World Championships 2022

The German ride came out on top after a gruelling eight laps of the 17 kilometre circuit in Wollongong, Australia. Morgado attempted to distance the rest of the main field as he launched a stinging solo move on the final lap, although ultimately he was forced to settle for silver as Herzog caught him with two kilometres left to set up the final duel. 

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