As the UCI World Road Cycling Championships get underway in Italy, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments from cycling events at previous editions of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
Spoils shared in freestyle debut
BMX freestyle park made a stunning debut at the YOG Buenos Aires 2018, with a highly dramatic mixed team event culminating in hosts Argentina and Germany sharing the gold medal. The event, which paired a female and male rider from each National Olympic Committee together, drew huge crowds to the city’s Urban Park, with the host nation’s Agustina Roth and Inaki Iriartes giving the local fans plenty to cheer about. Lara Lessmann gave Germany the lead as she claimed victory over Roth in the women’s final, but Iriartes struck back in the men’s final, scoring 83.33 points on his second run to edge out Lessmann’s German team-mate Evan Brandes. With each team claiming a victory and a runners-up finish, their scores were tied and the gold medal was shared.