What a surprise: Tobias Foss wins World Cup time trial, Remco Evenepoel takes bronze again | 2022 World Championships

Tobias Foss surprisingly crowned himself World Time Trial Champion in Wollongong (Australia). Just like last year, Remco Evenepoel took the bronze medal, top favorite and defending champion Filippo Ganna fell short of the podium.

Everything points to a battle between Ganna, Evenepoel and Küng

A week ago Remco Evenepoel won the Vuelta, today he had to go full steam ahead at the World Time Trial Championships. The course was just right for the 22-year-old rider. As an outsider, Yves Lampaert was able to surprise again like in the Tour de France.

Lampaert got off to a good start and set a good time at the finish. The best time was briefly to his name, but European champion Stefan Bissegger quickly wiped his time off the tables.

There were still tense hours waiting for Bissegger in the hot seat. Time trial guns such as Stefan Küng, Filippo Ganna and Remco Evenepoel had yet to be launched.


The 4th and final wave rekindled tension in Wollongong. The favourites, except for Bissegger and Lampaert, were classified in the last series.

After the passage of all riders at the first intermediate point, it promised to be a game of seconds. Evenepoel was 1 second short of beating Küng’s best time there.

Küng raced through the streets of Wollongong and seemed long on his way to the world title. At the 2nd intermediate point he improved the top time of Tobias Foss by 12 seconds. After 2 European and 5 national time trial titles, everything looked good to add the world title to his palmares.

Evenepoel lost 15 seconds to the Swiss at the 2nd intermediate point. Ganna fell through the ice on the 2nd ascent of Mount Ousley and was no longer involved.

Küng lets world title slip away

Küng dived into the last kilometer and was almost registered as the new world champion, but then it became clear that Tobias Foss had set a strong time at the finish.

In the last part, the Swiss failed to continue his good line and saw the rainbow jersey slip from his hands. He stranded 2 seconds from a world title.

Evenepoel could not crush Foss’ cannon time, but can be satisfied with a bronze medal after a tough Vuelta. He was barely 9 seconds short.

The Norwegian could not believe it, but the 25-year-old rider of Jumbo-Visma can call himself world time trial champion against all expectations. Even before Ganna crossed the line, Foss was allowed to cheer. The Italian had a total off day and finished 7th. Lampaert eventually finished 9th.

Tobias Foss can’t believe his eyes. Watch his tears of happiness:

The race of Tobias Foss:


program and results 2022 World Cycling Championships
Sunday 18 September time trial women elite 34,2 km 1.35 u – 4.30 u Ellen van Dijk (Ned) report
time trial men elite 34,2 km 5.40 u – 9.00 u Tobias Foss (Noo) report
Monday 19 September time trial men promises 28,8 km 5.20 u – 9.00 u Søren Wærenskjold (Noo) report
tuesday 20 september time trial women juniors 14,1 km 1.30 u – 3.00 u
time trial men juniors 28,8 km 5.20 u – 9.00 u
Wednesday September 21 mixed redemption 28,2 km 6.20 u – 9.00 u
Friday September 23 road race men juniors 135,6 km 0.30 u – 4.00 u
road ride men promises 169,8 km 5.00 u – 9.15 u
Saturday September 24 road race women juniors 67,2 km 0.00 u – 1.55 u
road race women elite 164,3 km 3.55 u – 9.00 u
Sunday 25 September road race men elite 266,9 km 2.00 u – 8.50 u
  1. 09:00 02. 2 Belgians in the top 10. Yves Lampaert has conquered a place in the top 10. Our compatriot drove a decent time trial and finished in 9th place. .
  2. 9 am 01. Ganna 7th. Against all odds, Filippo Ganna ends up in 7th place, 56 seconds behind world champion Foss. .
  3. 09 o’clock . Tobias Foss is world champion! Evenepoel takes bronze. When entering the last kilometer it becomes clear that Ganna will no longer be able to beat Tobias Foss. Remco Evenepoel’s third place is no longer in danger either. Our compatriot can be satisfied with a 3rd place. .
  4. 08h58. Remco doesn’t improve Foss’ time. Remco Evenepoel can’t set the time of Tobias Foss any sharper either. Remco will be 3rd. .
  5. 08h57. Pogacar ends up in 5th place. He has to give up 48 seconds to Foss. Evenepoel is next to cross the line. .
  6. 08h57. What else can Remco do? What a thrill! Kung looked like he was on his way to the world title, but in the last part he didn’t meet the time of Foss. The Norwegian must have ridden a strong final leg in the streets of Wollongong. What can Evenepoel shake out of his legs? .
  7. 08h55. Stefan Kung doesn’t get to the time of Tobias Foss! He loses 2 seconds. Can Evenepoel Foss still beat? .
  8. 08h55. It’s going to be tight for Kung! .
  9. 08h54. Kung dives into the last kilometer. .
  10. 08h54. Tobias Foss doesn’t know how to keep his stress in the hot seat. His best time will probably be set by Stefan Kung. .
  11. 08h53. Ethan Hayter still sets a good time despite mechanical failure. He clocks the 2nd best time for the time being. .
  12. 08h49. Filippo Ganna loses time on Stefan Kung. On the Mount Ousley he has to give up 39 seconds. Kung is currently on his way to the world title, Evenepoel to a podium place. .
  13. 08h48. Evenepoel has to give up 15 seconds to Kung. It tilts in Stefan Kung’s favor. Remco Evenepoel does not arrive at the Swiss’s time. He is 15 seconds behind. Is Ganna doing any better? .
  14. 08h46. Tadej Pogacar does not arrive at the time of Kung. He concedes 44 seconds to the Swiss. Evenepoel is the next to pass at the 2nd waypoint. What a tension. .
  15. 08h44. Kung best at 2nd waypoint. Foss already set a fine time at the 2nd intermediate point, but Kung does even better. He is 11 seconds faster than the Norwegian. .
  16. 08h43. New best time from Tobias Foss. Tobias Foss dives well below the time of Stefan Bissegger. A great time! Whoever wants to beat him has to do better than 40’02”. He is 46 seconds faster than Bissegger. .


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