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Yevgeniy Fedorov: Kazakhstan star stuns favourites to take under-23 road race title at World Championships

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Kazakhstan's WorldTour star, Yevgeniy Fedorov, was an unlikely winner of the World Championships under-23 road race in Wollongong.

Having tried several times before, the Astana rider finally snuck away with Czechia's Mathias Vacek in a late move after the break of the day had been reeled in.

That had held out for most of the previous three-and-a-half hours, with France's Mathis Le Berre the hardiest resistor. Ad In the closing kilometres Vacek and Fedorov were able to take advantage of disorganisation and a lack of firepower in what was left of the bunch.

They hung on to a few seconds, before extending their advantage to around a dozen by the home straight. World ChampionshipsJunior road race highlights: 'Speed demon' Herzog denies Morgado in two-up sprint2 HOURS AGO Fedorov took the victory in straightforward fashion, by simply having the most left in his legs to sprint as his winning margin was clocked at more than a second.

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