Dennis retains Time Trial Title

Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis retained his men’s individual time trial world championship title with an emphatic victory on the 54 km route from Northallerton to Harrogate in Yorkshire. He completed the course in 1:05:05 to finish more than a minute ahead of second placed Belgian prodigy Remco Evenepoel. Italy’s Filippo Ganna took the bronze medal a minute and fifty five seconds back in third place.

It was Dennis’ first outing since he mysteriously abandoned the Tour de France in July just before the time trial stage, and he proved to the world that he’s very much still the dominant force in this discipline. Alex Dowsett was Britain’s best placed finisher, coming in fifth two minutes and one second down on Dennis.