Norwegian Tobias Foss created a sensation by becoming world champion in the time trial after dominating all the favorites on Sunday at the World Road Cycling Championships in Wollongong, Australia. The 25-year-old Jumbo-Visma rider was ahead of the Swiss Stefan Küng and the Belgian Remco Evenepoel, recent winner of the Vuelta. The double title holder, the Italian Filippo Ganna, failed in seventh place, just behind the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar. Frenchmen Bruno Armirail and Rémi Cavagna finished 10th and 11th respectively on a rather technical 34.2 km course in the town center of the seaside resort.
"I'm living a dream. I would have signed for a Top 10. So becoming world champion... I don't realize, it's incrediblecommented Tobias Foss, who slapped himself on the cheek trying to realize what was happening to him. Winner of the Tour de l'Avenir in 2019, succeeding Tadej Pogacar on the list of winners, the young and discreet Norwegian hasn't been talked about much since, except for a ninth place at the Giro in 2021. But on Sunday he realized "the perfect raceto leave everyone behind. Whether it's Stefan Küng, in the lead during the two intermediate times and who has long believed in winning his first gold medal at the Road Worlds. Or the two big favourites, Remco Evenepoel and Filippo Ganna. The Belgian, who came for the gold, was visibly disappointed and the Italian, who was aiming for the hat-trick, was only a shadow of himself.