Evenepoel beaten by British hopeful Tarling at the Chrono des Nations

By Le Figaro with AFP

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Joshua Tarling wins the Chrono des Nations. VINCENT JANNINK / AFP

Joshua Tarling, European time trial champion, won in Vendée by 13 seconds ahead of Remco Evenepoel.

The young British European champion Joshua Tarling won the Chrono des Nations at Les Herbiers (Vendée) on Sunday, ahead of the world champion in the discipline, the Belgian Remco Evenepoel.

At 19, Tarling, crowned at continental level at the end of September, confirmed his enormous potential in the time trial by winning the Vendée event. He had already won last year in the junior category and succeeds the Swiss Stefan Küng.

The Welshman from Ineos Grenadiers completed the 45.340 km in 52 min 02 sec 37/100, more than 13 seconds ahead of Evenepoel. The Swiss Stefan Bissegger takes third place, ahead of the Frenchman Rémi Cavagna.

Joshua Tarling, the great hope of world cycling and bronze medalist at the Worlds in Glasgow in August, took the lead at all points in between, never seeming to falter. Evenepoel, rainbow jersey on his back, must be content with the second step of the podium for the last race of his season, a week after taking 9th place at the Tour of Lombardy.

Ranking of the Chrono des Nations (45.430 km):

1. Joshua Tarling (GBR/Ineos Grenadiers) the 45.430 km in 52:02.

2. Remco Evenepoel (BEL/SOQ) at 13”

3. Stefan Bissegger (SUI/EFE) at 1’10

4. Rémi Cavagna (FRA/SOQ) at 1’30.

5. Mikkel Bjerg (DEN/UAD) at 2’05.

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