2012 UCI Road World Championships: under-23, junior men time trial


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British Cycling Olympic Development Programme athlete Jon Dibben was the best finisher for Great Britain on day two of the 2012 road world championships securing 17th place in the junior men's time trial.

Dibben, in his final year as a junior and as part of the ODP, came fresh from winning silver in the omnium at the  junior track world championships last month and rode a consistent pace to stop the clock at 36 minutes 25 seconds.

His time was not good enough to replicate his top ten finish from 2011, but his time was a similar 50 seconds down on the winner - who in 2012 was Oskar Svendson (Norway).

In his first road world championship appearance, first year ODP athlete Tao Geoghegan Hart finished 35th in 37 minutes 26 seconds in 35th place.

Both athletes compete again on Sunday in the junior men's road race.

In the under-23 men's time trial both British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme athletes finished outside of the top twenty. Joe Perrett had an early start, his time good enough for the top ten in the early stages, but with the best riders left to last, his position slipped to 29th, as he consistently lost around one minute at each split in his third year as an under-23.Sam Harrison finished 39th, losing a further minute at the second split, but recovering on his way to the finish.


Junior men's time trial

1. Oskar Svendson (Norway) 35:34.75
2. Matej Mohoric (Slovenia) +00:07.04
3. Maximillian Schachmann (Germany) +00:11.83
17. Jon Dibben (Great Britain) +00:50.76
35. Tao Geoghagen Hart +01:51.94

Under-23 men's time trial

1. Anton Vorobyev (Russia) 44:09.02
2. Rohan Dennis (Australia) +00:44.39
3. Damien Howsen (Australia) +00:51.12
29. Joe Perrett (Great Britain) +03:09.30
39. Sam Harrison (Great Britain) +04.07.29