Brennauer, who was the 2005 World Junior Champion, impressively won the individual time trial on Tuesday by more than 18 seconds over Ukraine's Hanna Solovey. That was her second gold medal of the Championships, after team time trail as part of the Specialized-Lululemon team, just two days earlier. And then, on Saturday, Brennauer finished in second in the road race behind France's Pauline Ferrand-Prevot for a silver and her third medal. In the end, she topped the medal table above all, and seems poised to become the new face of women's cycling.
Meanwhile, Kwiatkowski (POL) was certainly the star on the men's side, winning two medals, including gold in the finale road race in addition to a bronze in the team time trial. The road race win perhaps solidified 2014 as his coming-out party as a rising star, after his strong season, including named the Best Young Rider at September's Tour of Britain.