Czech wins junior men's race

The junior men's road title goes to Czech rider Roman Kreuziger, who proves too quick for Tunisian r

The junior men's road title goes to Czech rider Roman Kreuziger, who proves too quick for Tunisian r
PICTURE BY TIM DE WAELE Switzerland must be a good place to be if you're a junior rider, or at least that seems to be the case judging by the results of Saturday's world junior road championship. New world champion Roman Kreuziger and runner-up Rafaa Chtioui both ride on a daily basis in the Alpine country, so perhaps it was fitting that they decided the title between them in a sprint, writes Susanne Horsdal. The decisive break was made by the pair on the ninth and final ascent of the Torricelle climb and maintained in daredevil downhilling style. On the line Kreuziger had no problem outsprinting Tunisian revelation Chtioui. "I knew he was quick in the sprint, because we've been riding against each other for three years. But I had good legs and I succeeded," said the Czech rider, who spends four to five months each year in Switzerland, where he rides for GS Schumacher, a Swiss junior team. 1 Roman Kreuziger (Czech Republic) 132.75km in 3.25.39 (38.73kph) 2 Rafaa Chtioui (Tunisia) 3 Simon Spilak (Slovenia) 0.06 4 Eros Capecchi (Italy) 5 Pieter Jacobs (Belgium) 6 Robert Gesink (Holland) 7 Ben Hermans (Belgium) 8 Alexandre Binet (France) 0.32 9 Ivan Rovnyi (Russia) 10 Cyril Gautier (France) 13 Simon Clarke (Australia) 0.47 14 Geraint Thomas (Great Britain) 0.54
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