Emil Herzog wins Junior World Championships following dramatic finale

The Junior riders consistently deliver a lot of action, and Emil Herzog was the winner of a thrilling and dramatic World Championships Road Race, beating the ever-aggressive António Morgado in a two-up sprint.

The juniors faced today 135 kilometers, a distance however that does not fully reveal the brutality of the race, which was from the very first lap constantly attacked, frequently by some of the main favourites. Within three laps of the Wollongong circuit the race was split to very small groups, that consolidated into a group of around 15 riders into the final laps.

There were two clear contenders, one was António Morgado who attacked countless times, but got a gap inside the final gap before the final climb. He kept the gap over the ascent of Mount Pleasant, as Emil Herzog distanced the rest of the group, and started closing the gap in the descent and flat section.

Eventually bridging across with just over three kilometers to go - however with enough time on the chasing group so that they'd be able to fight for the win themselves.

Herzog tried to surprise in the final kilometers, however with Morgado following. The German led out the sprint in the end, a long one which saw both riding side-to-side. However, Herzog had the best legs, taking the win. Vlad van Mechelen won the sprint for third place in the chasing group behind.

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