Per Strand Hagenes became Norway's first ever junior world road race champion with an outstanding victory in Flanders.
The Norwegian produced a stunning attack on the race's penultimate climb to power away from the field in a heavily-taxing battle that started and ended in Leuven.
The European Championships junior silver medallist, who will join Jumbo-Visma's development team next year, was able to ascend the final climb in relative comfort after distancing France's Romain Gregoire, beating his chest and roaring his approval as he crossed the line for a statement victory.
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The result was a reversal of the result in Trento two weeks ago when Gregoire had out-kicked Hagenes to take European gold.
Estonia's Madis Mikhels secured the bronze by taking the bunch sprint behind an exhausted, disappointed Gregoire.
"I knew it was possible when I looked at the course yesterday," said a beaming Hagenes after his victory. On those short, punchy climbs I am quite good, but to make it happen is incredible."
Of his telling final attack, the Norwegian said: "I had to gap up to the breakaway on the hill before but the French guy [Gregoire] was on my wheel so I knew I had to go full gas."

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Pre-race favourite Cian Uijtdebroeks crashed on the opening lap of the Leuven circuit to end his hopes of a home victory.
The prodigious Belgian, who has been compared to compatriot Remco Evenepoel, failed to figure despite a heroic, prolonged effort ti bring himself back into contention that ultimately proved in vain.
It continued an eventful couple of weeks for Uijtdebroeks, who revealed that he had been injured in an attempted burglary just days before finishing sixth in the junior time trial.

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In a race full of incident, accident and action, the world's leading young bike riders produced a high tempo throughout with plenty of largely unstructured attacking.
Denmark's Simon Dalby impressed throughout a gruelling 121.4km romp around the roads of Leuven but crashed at the worst possible time, delaying others as Hagenes produced his supreme acceleration.

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Great Britain's Edward Pickering also figured prominently throughout but faded after mistiming his breakaway attempt, though teammate Max Poole secured a ninth-placed finish among the sprinting bunch contesting third place.
After keeping a reserved presence for much of the race, the jerseys of a strong French team became ubiquitous in the final kilometres with three riders in the final group.
Yet Hagenes timed his effort perfectly to blow away Gregoire and claim a famous Norwegian triumph.
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