The 2019 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Bogense took off with the most beautiful start on Saturday when 17-year-old Ben Tulett regained gold in the U19 series.

The defending champion broke away at the end of the second round and rode the remaining five all by himself crossing

the finish line 20 seconds before the Belgian favorite Witse Meeussen and yet another two seconds ahead of Ryan Corthjens with a third Belgian, Thibau Nys, in fourth place.

Already after the first corner, a group of ten men went away – ll the favorites and the Danish champion Joshua Gudnitz, who finished the race in a distinguished 12th place.

The winner was enthusiastic about the development of the race.

“I think I managed my race perfectly and chose the right time to break away. It was amazing,”said Ben Tulett on a superb end to a season that has not been easy throughout.

The World Champion was injured at the start of the season and had to fight hard to reach last year’s level. The strong Brit showed that he succeeded in doing so in Bogense on Saturday.