Cycling Road World Championships 2015: Monday Results, Times, Updated Schedule

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistSeptember 21, 2015

Chloe Dygert, of the United States, center, celebrates her Junior Women's Time Trial win with second place finisher, Emma White, left, of the US and third place finisher, Anna-Leeza Hull, of Australia, right, after the Women's Time Trials  for the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Va., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Chloe Dygert won gold for the USA in the junior women's individual time trial at the Cycling Road World Championships on Monday, while Mads Wurtz Schmidt topped the standings for Denmark in the men's under-23 time trial.

In the women's event, the USA also grabbed silver with Emma White coming in second, while Australia bagged bronze thanks to Anna-Leeza Hull, who finished third for the second consecutive year.

Here are the full results from the junior women's time trial:

Junior Women's Time-Trial Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Dygert (United States of America)0:20:18
2Emma White (United States of America)0:01:06
3Anna-Leeza Hull (Australia)0:01:26
4Pernille Mathiesen (Denmark)0:01:30
5Juliette Labous (France)0:01:36
6Aafke Soet (Netherlands)0:01:41
7Daria Pikulik (Poland)0:01:41
8Gillian Ellsay (Canada)0:01:45
9Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)0:01:47
10Emeliah Harvie (Canada)0:01:49
Source: CyclingNews.com

The 18-year-old came into the event with great pedigree as the USA's junior national champion, and Dygert showed her credentials as she flew out of the traps.

The youngster raced through the 15-kilometre course in a lightning-fast 20 minutes and 18 seconds made all the more remarkable after spending 2014 recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

At the first intermediate check, White was the closest to Dygert at a full 12 seconds behind, demonstrating her strong finish as she ended up over a minute ahead of her compatriot, per Peloton Watch:

According to CyclingNews.com, she said:

I felt OK. This is my first hard effort in a while, I've been sick, so I didn't know what to expect. I'm happy with what I was able to do.

It was a miserable ride, but I did it. I couldn't have done it without all the support from my friends and family. It was more of a mental thing of being sick and not being able to do well. The support got me to where I was today.

Like Dygert, the intermediate check shows Hull's excellent second half to her race. Seventh at the halfway point, her outstanding late surge saw her overhaul four riders, including 2014 silver medallist Pernille Mathiesen.

Per CyclingNews.com, she said: "I loved the end, the technical section and the hill really suited me. I had to bring it home, and I knew that's where I'd make up a lot of time if I wanted to podium."

In the men's race, Schmidt triumphed ahead of Germany's Maximilian Schachmann and Lennard Kamna in a much closer encounter than the women's.

The Dane was clearly ecstatic with his victory, per cycling reporter Daniel McMahon:

Here are the men's results:

Men's Under-23 Time-Trial Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mads Wurtz Schmidt (Denmark)0:37:10
2Maximilian Schachmann (Germany)0:00:13
3Lennard Kamna (Germany)0:00:21
4Truls Engen Korsaeth (Norway)0:00:37
5Owain Doull (Great Britain)0:00:37
6James Oram (New Zealand)0:00:38
7Miles Scotson (Australia)0:00:41
8Thery Schir (Switzerland)0:00:42
9Marlen Zmorka (Ukraine)0:00:43
10Daniel Eaton (United States of America)0:00:44
Source: CyclingNews.com

As noted by CyclingNews.com, he benefited from starting early, as poor weather affected the later riders.

UCI captured the downturn in the weather: 

Despite being one of the final three riders out, Kamna was particularly impressive as he captured a bronze medal and just 21 seconds behind Schmidt might have challenged for a gold had he started early.

Here is the updated schedule for the championships:

Cycling Road World Championships Schedule
DateEvent
Sep 22Junior Men TT
Elite Women TT
Sep 23Elite Men TT
Sep 25Junior Women
U23 Men
Sep 26Junior Men
Elite Women
Sep 27Elite Men
Source: UCI.com

Tuesday will see the junior men take to the road for their time trial before the elite women face off with the likes of Lisa Brennauer and Christine Majerus potentially in contention.

Luxembourg national champion Majerus unfortunately suffered an early puncture in the team time trial on Sunday, but the 28-year-old could stand to benefit from her misfortune with fresher legs on Tuesday.

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