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Rohan Dennis defended his entire world time trial title by winning gold at the Road World Championships at Yorkshire.
The Australian, 29, completed the route from Northallerton to Harrogate within 1 hour five to five seconds.
This was 1min 9secs quicker than the 19-year-old European winner of Belgium Remco Evenepoel, although Italy’s Filippo Ganna took bronze.
Alex Dowsett ended fifth – his very best result at a world time trial – to earn a second place to Great Britain.
An additional Tokyo 2020 place was secured by A top-10 finish .
John Archibald, that aided GB acquire a relay bronze Sunday, was 14th after being called up after the withdrawal of 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas.
Because abandoning the parade to the eve of the time trial stage in July, dennis raced for the first time.
He was the last rider to begin, closing the gap around 2018 bronze medallist Victor Campenaerts and Vuelta a Espana winner Primoz Roglic before improving at time set by Evenepoel, that won the junior road race and time trial titles in last year’s World Championships.
Evenepoel, who jumped the under-23 category this year to compete in elite level, can be expected to challenge for a medal in Sunday’s road race.
1. Rohan Dennis (Aus) 1hour 5mins 5.35secs
2. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) +1min 9secs
3. Filippo Ganna (Ita) +1minutes 55secs
4. Patrick Bevin (Nzl) +1minutes 57secs
5. Alex Dowsett (GB) +2mins 2secs
6. Lawson Craddock (USA) +2mins 7secs
7. Tanel Kangert (Est) +2mins 8secs
8. Nelson Oliveira (Por) +2mins 10secs
9. Tony Martin (Ger) +2mins 27secs
10. Stefan Kung (Swi) +2mins 47secs
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