McNulty Puts Pressure On In U23 Road Race
Ultimately, the U.S. riders were unable to finish at the front of the field as the 191-kilometer course proved challenging over rain-slicked streets and ten climbs of Mount Ulriken. Will Barta (Boise, Idaho/Axeon Hagens Berman) was the top American in the overall standings, finishing 54th, 1:50 back of the winning time. Teammate Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif./Axeon Hagens Berman) finished in a group 7:34 back in 92nd place, while Justin Oien (Escondido, Calif./Caja Rural-Seguras RGA) was in the next group across the line in 102nd, 9:16 back.
McNulty and Ian Garrison (Decatur, Ga./Axeon Hagens Berman) left it all out on the road and were among the 55 riders who did not finish the challenging course.
Benoit Cosnefroy (FRA) outsprinted Lennard Kamna (GER) to take the Rainbow Jersey in 4:48:23. Michael Carbel Sevndgaard (DEN) took the bronze medal.
In the junior women’s road race held earlier in the day, Abigail Youngwerth (Boise, Idaho/TWENTY20 Pro Cycling) and Megan Heath (Alpharetta, Ga./Rally Sport Cycling Team) were the top Americans finishing together in 51st and 52nd place, respectively, with a time of 2:15:09 over the 76.4-kilometer course. Summer Moak (Phoenix, Ariz./TWENTY20 Pro Cycling) came in 68th with a time of 2:17:21, and Alijah Beatty (Washington, Iowa/NorthStar Development) finished 79th in 2:28:35.
Elena Pirrone (ITA) sprinted away from the field for a 12-second victory to claim the Rainbow Jersey. Behind her, it was Emma Cecille Norsgaard (DEN) and Letizia Paternoster (ITA) taking the silver and bronze medals.
Full 2017 UCI Road World Championships junior women’s and men’s U23 road race results
The 2017 UCI Road World Championships continue on Saturday with the junior men’s and elite women’s road races.
Lining up for the Team USA junior men will be Kendrick Boots (Centennial, Colo./Groove Subaru Excel Sports), Cole Davis (Folsom, Calif./NCCF/Team Specialized Juniors), Matteo Jorgenson (Boise, Idaho/Hot Tubes Cycling Team), Sean Quinn (Sherman Oaks, Calif./LUX Cycling/Stradling p/b Specialized), Conor Schunk (Charlotte, N.C./Masters Cycling Systems LLC) and Riley Sheehan (Boulder, Colo./LUX Cycling/Stradling p/b Specialized).
In the elite women’s race it will be the American squad of Megan Guarnier (San Mateo, Calif./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team), Katie Hall (Oakland, Calif./UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team), Amber Neben (Lake Forest, Calif./Team Velo CONCEPT), Coryn Rivera (Orange County, Calif./Sunweb), Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas/Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank), Tayler Wiles (Fairfax, Calif./UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) and Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling).
Event Schedules and Details:
Breakfast with #Bergen2017: Depending on where you live, Bergen is 6 to 9 hours ahead of the continental United States - so you may have some early mornings ahead if you enjoy live coverage. To help you follow all the action, we want to share our favorite ways to follow #TeamUSA at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships:
Broadcast and Live Stream: NBC Sports plans to live stream racing on their digital platforms and broadcast events on the Olympic Channel. Please check your local listings to confirm coverage time and location. All times are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) and the schedule is subject to change.
Cycling Media: Cyclingnews, CyclingTips, VeloNews and others will provide great race coverage via their websites and social media so please be sure to follow your favorites.
Live Timing: Tissot Timing will once again provide live timing for the races. This is often the fastest way to get results and a great compliment to your broadcast or social media coverage. Bookmark the page to make sure it is just a click away.
- Official Bergen 2017
- USA Cycling for behind the scenes images and athlete reposts
- Use the #Bergen2017 hashtag to follow the larger conversation
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