PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 26, 2014 – Norway’s Sven Erik Bystrom won the men’s under-23 road race world title in Ponferrada, Spain on Friday.

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Bystrom, who will join Russian World Tour team Katusha next year, made a solo break on the last of 10 laps of the 18.2km circuit around the northern Spanish city.

The peloton, led by the Australians for large parts of the closing stages, could not reel him in and Bystrom won by seven seconds.

Australia’s Caleb Ewan was second with Kristoffer Skjerping of Norway third as the peloton arrived in a bunch sprint.

Earlier in the day Denmark’s Amalie Dideriksen retained her junior women’s world title following a 72.8km race.

Italy’s Sofia Bertizzolo, the European champion, took second with Agnieszka Skalniak of Poland third.

PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 26, 2014  – Results from the road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain on Friday:

Under-23 men road race – 182km:
1. Sven Erik Bystrom (NOR) 4hr 32min 39sec, 2. Caleb Ewan (AUS) at 7sec, 3.
Kristoffer Skjerping (NOR) same time, 4. Tiesj Benoot (BEL) s.t., 5. Sondre
Holst Enger (NOR) s.t.

Junior women road race – 72.8km:
1. Amalie Dideriksen (DEN) 2hr 2min 59sec, 2. Sofia Bertizzolo (ITA) same
time, 3. Agnieszka Skalniak (POL) s.t., 4. Nikola Noskova (CZE) s.t., 5. Lisa
Klein (GER) s.t.