Mohoric beats older field to win under-23 title

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Associated Press

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:02 PM

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Matej Mohoric of Slovenia used a late attack to win the men's under-23 race at the road cycling world championships, beating a field with many older riders.

The 18-year-old Mohoric broke free of the pack on Friday on a dangerous downhill stretch and then attacked again on a climb to clock 4 hours, 20 minutes, 18 seconds over the 108-mile route from Montecatini Terme to Florence.

Louis Meint Jes of South Africa finished second, three seconds behind. Sondre Enger of Norway was third, 13 seconds back.

Amalie Dideriksen of Denmark won the junior women's race, clocking 2 hours, 32 minutes, 23 seconds in a 52-mile race that began and ended in Florence.

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