Foss, aged 25, belongs to Wout van Aert’s team.
After his sterling performance in Spain’s Vuelta Evenepoel had had little time to recuperate and prepare for the switch to road racing. Still, the Belgian managed to repeat his performance of last year and take the bronze medal covering the 32.4km in 40’11.94.
Stefan Küng of Switzerland was second.
Evenepoel now looks forward to the road race in which he and his many Belgian supporters hope he will shine.