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4 wild moments from the road worlds events this weekend

4 wild moments from the road worlds events this weekend

Saturday and Sunday saw juniors, as well as the elite men head out in search of a rainbow jersey in the road races. The sharp and twisty Glasgow circuit created some incredibly memorable racing. France’s Julie Bego took the win in the junior women’s race, with Canada’s Isabella Holmgren finishing eighth. Albert Philipsen took the junior men’s rainbow jersey, and of course Mathieu van der Poel took a win for the ages in the elite men’s.

1. Chaos in the junior women’s finale

There was confusion between the marshal and spectators as Bego came to the line. Thankfully she was OK, but it could have gone much worse.

There was almost a disastrous finish for the junior women’s road world champion

2. Belgian junior tries some on-the-fly tightening with his through-axle.

Do not try this at home.

A Belgian junior did the absolute sketchiest thing at the road worlds

3. Mathieu van der Poel breaks his shoe…but still wins

A late-race crash saw the Dutchman damage his shoe. He broke his Boa off in dramatic fashion and went on to the victory.

A photo of Mathieu van der Poel’s broken shoe makes his victory even more spectacular

4. Elite men’s race halted for 40 minutes

The elite men probably had some coffee shop legs after a long break due to protesters on the course. Thankfully there was still a long way to go, including the wild Glasgow circuits.

UCI elite men’s road worlds neutralized due to protest

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