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Ferrand Prevot finally gets gold

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Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) in the rainbow jersey after the race

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) in the rainbow jersey after the race (Image credit:
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Rosella Ratto (Italy), Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) and Coryn Rivera (USA) on the podium

Rosella Ratto (Italy), Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) and Coryn Rivera (USA) on the podium (Image credit:
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Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) wins the sprint

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) wins the sprint (Image credit:

Pauline Ferrand Prevot won the Junior World Road Championship in Offida, Italy. The Frenchwoman beat Rossella Ratto (Italy) and Coryn Rivera (United States) in a sprint finish to take the rainbow jersey, ending a sequence of silver medals at the World Championships.

Second in last year’s road race and time trial, Ferrand Prevot was also the runner-up in Friday’s time trial, but she was determined to make amends this time around. “It was time, although I was terrified that I would come second again,” she said. Remarkably, the French rider was also a double silver medallist at the European Championships.

Ferrand Prevot rode a canny race, and took full advantage of the strength of the home nation’s line-up. “The Italians were great, they controlled the race. I tried to use as little energy as possible and save myself for the sprint. It went well,” she said.

Home favourite Ratto was fancied in the finale, especially due to the hard work of her teammate Susanna Zorzi in the last two laps. Zorzi’s solo attack allowed Ratto to save her legs, but she had to be content with second place. “I’m not disappointed at all because a place on the podium at the World Championships is still a great result. I want to dedicate this medal to my teammates, because they set an infernal pace during the early laps, whittling down the bunch and giving me a chance.”

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France)2:31:47
2Rossella Ratto (Italy)
3Coryn Rivera (United States Of America)
4Canna Solovei (Ukraine)0:00:02
5Susanna Zorzi (Italy)0:00:16
6Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Germany)0:00:20
7Alexia Muffat (France)0:01:15
8Kaitlin Antonneau (United States Of America)0:02:39
9Pauline Godey (France)0:02:41
10Kendall Cail Ryan (United States Of America)
11Annelies Visser (Netherlands)
12Manon Souyris (France)
13Lisa Fischer (Germany)0:02:43
14Ingrid Drexel (Mexico)
15Jessica Allen (Australia)
16Jessica Prinner (United States Of America)0:02:46
17Giulia Ronchi (Italy)0:02:50
18Daisy Depoorter (Belgium)0:03:00
19Tatiana Shamanova (Russian Federation)0:03:11
20Viviana Gatto (Italy)0:03:15
21Irene Usabiaga Balerdi (Spain)
22Laura Van Der Kamp (Netherlands)0:04:22
23Rebecca Talen (Netherlands)
24Larissa Brühwiler (Switzerland)0:05:23
25Miriam Bjørnsrud (Norway)0:05:25
26Mieke Kröger (Germany)0:05:37
27Tessa De Moyer (Belgium)0:05:40
28Laura Bietola (Canada)
29Maddison Vit (Australia)0:05:43
30Lisa Poller (Germany)0:05:45
31Anna Zavershinskaya (Russian Federation)0:05:50
32Chika Fukumoto (Japan)
33Anna Kyva (Ukraine)0:07:08
34Alina Bondarenko (Russian Federation)0:08:44
35Melanie Woering (Netherlands)0:09:28
36Thea Thorsen (Norway)0:09:35
37Bianca Martin Ortega (Spain)0:10:22
38Christina Perchtold (Austria)0:10:55
39Marlene Wintgens (Belgium)0:10:56
40Annie Ewart (Canada)0:10:59
41Josefine Grimbeck (Sweden)0:12:17
42Daniela Levi (Israel)0:13:57
43Vera Adrian (Namibia)0:14:18
44Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spain)
45Julia Garnet (Canada)
DNFAnna Trevisi (Italy)
DNFStephanie Hansen (Australia)
DNFViktoria Zeller (Austria)
DNFVolha Masiukovich (Belarus)
DNFVéronique Drapeau-Zgoralski (Canada)
DNFFlor Palma (Chile)
DNFTania Martinez Gual (Spain)
DNFRotem Gafinovitz (Israel)
DNFMichaela Angelika Milz (Namibia)
DNFAshleigh Neave (New Zealand)
DNFAlexandra Chekina (Russian Federation)
DNFMariana Rusu (Ukraine)

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