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Wednesday 10 October - 11:30 - Junior Men's TT - 19.2 km

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By the seat of his pants: Van Den Broeck wins Junior TT

By Jeff Jones
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Junior men's podium
Photo: © Sirotti

In a nice play on words, Belgian Jurgen Van Den Broeck* has won the World Junior Men's Time Trial Championships by the seat of his pants. In a very closely contested affair, Van den Broeck beat Ukrainian Oleksandr Kvachuk by 0.44 seconds, and Dutchman Niels Scheuneman by 0.78. Last year he finished 13th in this same event, but has improved his time trialing skills over the past year to become one of the more consistent riders on the junior circuit.

Although GP des Nations winner Jurgen Van Den Broeck started last, he was not considered the outright favourite before the event. Others such as Finnish star Jukka Vastaranta, far and away the best junior rider all season, or Brit Keiran Page, were expected to challenge for the gold.

It was not to be as Ukrainian Oleksandr Kvachuk smashed all the previous best times to come in with 27:28.74, with 20 riders still to come. Kvachuk won the Giro della Lunigiana and Giro Della Basilicata in September, and was definitely a rider in form.

But today he had it right - almost. When the last rider, Jurgen Van Den Broeck, went through 4.5 kilometres in fourth place, 8 seconds slower than Kvachuk, the predictions started to be made about a Ukrainian victory. Van Den Broeck quickly found his rhythm on the lumpy parcours, and had reversed the deficit at 13 kilometres. Over the final 6.2 kilometres, the Belgian lost time to the Ukrainian, but saved just enough to take the gold.

*In Dutch, Broek = Trousers. Broeck is an old fashioned Dutch word (circa 1600) for broek, although it can also mean swamp.

Photography

Marco Pinotti and Daniele Nardello (Italy) - inspecting the course
Italian juniors - warming up
Andrea Luppino (Italy) - in action
Maicol Valgiusti (Italy) - in action
Niels Scheuneman (Ned) - on his way to third place
Jurgen van den Broeck (Belgium) - in action
The podium: Oleksandr Kvachuk, Jurgen van den Broeck and Niels Scheuneman
Jurgen van den Broeck - kisses his gold medal

Results

1 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel)          27.28.30 (41.93 km/h)
2 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr)               0.00.44
3 Niels Scheuneman (Ned)                0.00.78
4 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe)                 0.06.04
5 Nikita Eskov (Rus)                    0.18.26
6 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr)                 0.28.08
7 Thomas Dekker (Ned)                   0.44.64
8 Romain Genter (Fra)                   0.47.70
9 Inaki Lejarreta Errasti (Spa)         0.48.60
10 Tyler Farrar (USA)                   0.59.55
11 Jukka Vastaranta (Fin)               1.06.88
12 Fabien Sanchez (Fra)                 1.07.16
13 David Muntaner Juaneda (Spa)         1.07.91
14 Kieran Page (GBr)                    1.08.01
15 Maicol Valgiusti (Ita)               1.08.90
16 Andrea Luppino (Ita)                 1.17.65
17 Milan Behunek (Cze)                  1.17.68
18 Blake Caldwell (USA)                 1.20.06
19 Eckard Bergh (RSA)                   1.27.35
20 Matej Jurco (Svk)                    1.28.09
21 Richard Moffatt (Aus)                1.28.29
22 Przemyslaw Pietrzak (Pol)            1.30.52
23 Jan Kunta (Cze)                      1.35.96
24 Lasse Bochmann-Larsen (Den)          1.37.64
25 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger)         1.44.53
26 Olivier Kaisen (Bel)                 1.46.94
27 Andrey Kunitski (Blr)                1.48.63
28 Filipe Cardoso (Por)                 1.50.00
29 Pedro Pablo Sermini Lesser (Chi)     1.59.46
30 James Meadley (Aus)                  2.02.36
31 Russell Anderson (GBr)               2.12.28
32 Antonio Jesus (Por)                  2.12.62
33 Dzintars Ozolins (Lat)               2.12.68
34 Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex)           2.14.05
35 Stanislav Belov (Rus)                2.15.35
36 Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col)         2.17.00
37 Badr Al-Yassien (Ksa)                2.19.52
38 Arturs Ansons (Lat)                  2.27.90
39 Mads Christensen (Den)               2.31.39
40 Christopher D. Myhre (Nor)           2.41.16
41 Alex Pavlov (RSA)                    2.42.10
42 Martin Goldinger (Swi)               2.45.18
43 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn)                 2.45.27
44 Timothy Cassidy (Irl)                2.46.07
45 George Ninos (Gre)                   2.46.48
46 Viktor Shestakov (Kaz)               2.46.55
47 Vladimir Tuychiev (Uzb)              2.56.06
48 Daniel Wieczorek (Pol)               2.56.28
49 Ivan Sever (Cro)                     2.56.36
50 Lorenzo Enrique Torres Diaz (Chi)    2.58.30
51 Christoph Pleier (Ger)               3.02.05
52 Yasunori Oyakawa (Jpn)               3.08.11
53 Nebojsa Jovanovic (Yug)              3.09.13
54 Philip Deignan (Irl)                 3.09.72
55 Patrick Gassman (Swi)                3.13.81
56 Leon Makarovic (Slo)                 3.14.95
57 William Aranzazu Escobar (Col)       3.16.31
58 Evgeniy Muravyov (Kaz)               3.16.85
59 Andrey Fedyaev (Blr)                 3.17.19
60 Harald Berger (Aut)                  3.18.97
61 Vasilios Kourbetis (Gre)             3.24.49
62 Jakub Kolinek (Svk)                  3.24.75
63 Alexey Koslessov (Kaz)               3.35.83
64 Gabriel Sorin Pop (Rom)              3.36.76
65 Nestor Andres Guzman Paspuel (Ecu)   3.44.99
66 Liubomir Petrov (Bul)                3.56.33
67 Kastytis Mazenis (Ltu)               4.13.85
68 Jean-Sébastien Maheu (Can)           4.16.85
69 George Manu (Rom)                    4.19.34
70 Marton Szollar (Hun)                 4.27.72
71 Petko Atanasov (Bul)                 4.29.28
72 Ruben Lugo Caballero (Mex)           4.52.26
73 Matia E. Stern (Arg)                 5.25.63

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