Gold: Anna van der Breggen
(Netherlands, Road Cycling)
Anna did not only win the Time Trial at the UCI Road Cycling World Championship. She clearly beat Marlen Reusser (SUI) by 16 seconds. Not only that: two days later she also demolished everyone at the Road Race by beating injured Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) by 1’20”. Two World Championships in three days; the best female cyclist in the world. The men’s titles were taken by local Filippo Ganna (ITA, Time Trial) and Julian Alaphilippe (FRA, Road Race), after Tour de France Champion Tadej Pogačar (SLO) was unable to pull an escape for the win in Imola.
Watch the Women’s Road Race (UCI)
Silver: Thomas Chareyre
Chareyre took his eight Individual World Supermoto Championship by winning race 2 and finishing second in races 1 and 3 of the European Supermoto S1 Grand Prix, the last one of the season. He also won three of the other six races in the season. It is also worth noting that he is “only” eight times individual Champion because last year the FIM Supermoto Championship was just counted as a European Championship. He won every single race that time. He also has multiple Supermoto of Nations World Championships.
Read the Supermoto S1 race report (FIM Supermoto)
Bronze: Mark Samuels / Justin Morgan / Justin Jones
(United States of America, Motorcycling)
Mark Samuels, Justin Morgan and Justin Jones won the overall motorcycle classification of the SCORE World Desert Championship Motorcycle Division of the 52nd Baja 500 (Baja California, México), the second most prestigious in the calendar. Mark has won every single SCORE World Desert World Championship race in the last three years, bringing his streak to nine consecutive wins, and his fourth Overall Baja 500 win. Morgan meanwhile won his fifth Overall Motorcycle Baja 500 in six years, and Jones won his second consecutive Overall Baja 500.
Watch a post-race interview with Mark (SCORE International)