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After being crowned Junior European champion last year, Evenepoel scooped the Junior road and time trial world titles - and he has added to his remarkable list of achievements.

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The Belgian finished 18 seconds ahead of Denmark's Kasper Asgreen in second, with Edoardo Affini of Italy completing the podium in Alkmaar.

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The 19-year-old underlined his status as one of the most exciting young riders in world cycling, becoming the youngest to ever win a World Tour race, adding to his superb solo victory at Clasica San Sebastian on Saturday.

Three years ago, Evenepoel was an Under-16s footballer for Anderlecht and Belgium, but he continued to add to the hype surrounding him on Thursday with another stunning side, completing the time trial in 24:55.

The Quick-Step rider dedicated his gold medal to the fallen stars of Belgian cycling, following the tragic recent deaths of Bjorg Lembrecht and Stef Loos.

Podium / Kasper Asgrenn of Denmark Silver Medal / Remco Evenepoel of Belgium Gold Medal / Edoardo Affini of Italy Bronze Medal / Celebration / during the 25th UEC Road European Championships 2019 - Elite Men’s Time Trial a 22,4km Individual Time Trial rac

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All 61kg of Evenepoel was clearly emotional after clinching victory, and having blown away a classy field, he said: "It's incredible. Last week, San Sebastian, and now this. I can't believe it.

I told everybody in the Belgium cycling team that I would win this for some stars in the sky, and I'm so glad I did it.

"This is not my victory, it is a victory for Bjorg [Lembrecht] and Stef [Loos] my team-mate.

'This is not my victory, this is a victory for Bjorg and Stef' - Evenepoel

"I don't know what the future will bring, but I'm going to enjoy the moment."

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