Yesterday’s U23 World Championships Road Race, saw our Kaden Groves and Ide Schelling rode to Top 20 placement in a day that was marked by rainy and windy weather. With 50 km to go a group of 40 riders broke clear of the peloton and that was eventually the winning move, out that group some more attacks happen and the lack of organization in the chasing group, with Groves being really marked, let a group of 5 riders go away, and that by the time then went under the last kilometer banner it was up to 7 units who sprinted for the win. Despite a late mechanical problem that forced him to change his bike in the last lap of the local circuit, our Ide Schelling looks back to a great day out. “Now that the World Championships are over, I look back to a wonderful day. We won the race and we rode perfectly for it. The goal was to get the highest possible placement for the national team and we had many cards to play, by either attacking early or waiting for the sprint. We were three Dutch riders in the main group, and Nils (Eekhoff) did a great attack and could sprint for the win. Personally, I was a bit bumped to be changing bikes that late in the race and letting the chance of a Top 10 finish slip away, but overall I am happy with my performance”. Schelling, who after three seasons at the Academy will graduate at the end of the season and wear Bora-Hansgrohe’s colors from 2020 onwards, is really looking forward to his last two racing days in our get up. “After this amazing experience, I am looking forward to ending my days in the Academy in style. I have Piccolo Lombardia and Tacx Pro Classic left in my program and I am really motivated to give it a good go”.