Cycling - Pedersen crowned world champion after a chaotic race, disillusionment for the French

World Cycling Championship


World Cycling Championship:


Denmark's Mads Pedersen became the 23-year-old cycling world champion Sunday at Harrogate, after a very trying and fast-paced race in the rain.

Pedersen sprinted ahead of Italian Matteo Trentin and Switzerland's Stefan Küng. The favourite, the Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, suffered a brutal failure in the last 12 kilometres.

At the end of a hectic race due to difficult weather conditions, Mads Pedersen became world champion at only 23 years old in Harrogate.

He became the first Danish to win the title of world champion and also the youngest champion since Lance Armstrong in 1993.
In a race marked by repeated dropouts and stalls, runner Trek-Segafredo beat Italy's Matteo Trentin and Switzerland's Stefan Küng in the sprint.

The favourite of the event, the Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, suffered a sudden failure in the last 12 kilometres as he led after launching the breakaway.

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