British teenager Josh Tarling on Wednesday claimed the time-trial title at the European cycling championships, cementing his growing reputation as one of the sport's future stars.
The 19-year-old, who was bronze medallist at the world championships in Scotland last month, defeated Stefan Bissegger of Switzerland by 43 seconds with Wout van Aert of Belgium taking bronze just a fraction behind on the 29.5km course.
Stefan Kung, of Switzerland, a pre-race favourite, crashed into a barrier before finishing in 11th place with blood pouring from his face and with his helmet shattered.
In the women's race, Swiss rider Marlen Reusser claimed the title for a third time.
The 32-year-old finished 43 seconds ahead of Britain's Anna Henderson with Christina Schweinberger of Austria a further second behind.
Marlen Reusser is European Champion for the third time in a row!💥
Woooww !!🤩🤯🚀 Congrats!
📸 @frontalvision #swisscyclingfamily pic.twitter.com/OFhA9SsvUl — Swiss Cycling (@swisscycling) September 20, 2023