Simmons solos to junior men’s world road race title


Quinn Simmons soloed to an impressive victory in junior men’s road race at the World Championships to secure the gold medal for the United States.

The 18-year-old finished the 148.1km Richmond-Harrogate route in 3:38:04, with Italian Alessio Martinelli taking silver after crossing the line 56 seconds later.

Simmons was joined on the podium by American compatriot Magnus Sheffield, who won the sprint out of a small chasing group for third.

The American and team-mate Sheffield were then part of a five-man breakaway, which also featured Lewis Askey (GB), Carlos Cano Rodriguez (Spain) and Pavel Bittner (Czech Republic).

And it was Simmons who opted to go solo with more than 30km to go. Martinelli emerged from the peloton to chase down Simmons, but the American simply increased his advantage to seal an emphatic victory.

“We never knew when exactly we were going to go but we knew [the plan] was to get me and Magnus on the circuits and then I’d launch from there. It worked out, maybe a little earlier than we’d planned,” said Simmons

Road World Championships 2019 – Men Junior road race results:

1Quinn Simmons (United States Of America)


2Alessio Martinelli (Italy)


3Magnus Sheffield (United States Of America)


4Enzo Leijnse (Netherlands)


5Gianmarco Garofoli (Italy)


6Vegard Stokke (Norway)


7Alfred George (Great Britain)


8Frederik Wandahl (Denmark)


9Jakub Bouček (Czech Republic)


10Milan Paulus (Belgium)



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