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Amalie Dideriksen wins junior Worlds title

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The start of the junior women's race

The start of the junior women's race
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Jessenia Meneses Gonzalez (Colombia)

Jessenia Meneses Gonzalez (Colombia)
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The junior women's peloton

The junior women's peloton
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Ilaria Bonomi (Italy)

Ilaria Bonomi (Italy)
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Zavinta Titenyte (Lithuania)

Zavinta Titenyte (Lithuania)
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Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
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Arianna Fidanza (Italy)

Arianna Fidanza (Italy)
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Jessenia Menes Gonzalez (Colombia)

Jessenia Menes Gonzalez (Colombia)
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Nicole Dal Santo (Italy)

Nicole Dal Santo (Italy)
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Madison Campbell and Devon Hiley (New Zealand)

Madison Campbell and Devon Hiley (New Zealand)
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Olena Demydova (Ukraine)

Olena Demydova (Ukraine)
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Anastasia Yakovenko (Russia)

Anastasia Yakovenko (Russia)
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Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) wins the junior women's world championship

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) wins the junior women's world championship
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Jelena Eric (Serbia)

Jelena Eric (Serbia)
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Anastasia Yakovenko (Russia)

Anastasia Yakovenko (Russia)
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Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
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Jessenia Meneses Gonzalez (Colombia) has a mechanical

Jessenia Meneses Gonzalez (Colombia) has a mechanical
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Jessenia Meneses Gonzalez (Colombia)

Jessenia Meneses Gonzalez (Colombia)
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Ilaria Bonomi (Italy) at the front

Ilaria Bonomi (Italy) at the front
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Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) sets the pace

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) sets the pace
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Ilaria Bonomi (Italy)

Ilaria Bonomi (Italy)
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Angela Maffeis (Italy)

Angela Maffeis (Italy)
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Nicole Dal Santo (Italy)

Nicole Dal Santo (Italy)
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Ilaria Bonomi (Italy)

Ilaria Bonomi (Italy)
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The junior women in action

The junior women in action
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Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) triumphs in the junior women's race

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) triumphs in the junior women's race
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Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) celebrates

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) celebrates
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Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
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Junior women's podium: Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark), Anastasia Yakovenko (Russia), Olena Demydova (Ukraine)

Junior women's podium: Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark), Anastasia Yakovenko (Russia), Olena Demydova (Ukraine)
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Junior women's world champion Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)

Junior women's world champion Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
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Junior women's world champion Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)

Junior women's world champion Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
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Junior women's world champion Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)

Junior women's world champion Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
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Olena Demydova (Ukraine)

Olena Demydova (Ukraine)
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Ilaria Bonomi (Italy)

Ilaria Bonomi (Italy)
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Jessenia Meneses Gonzalez (Colombia) gives the thumbs up

Jessenia Meneses Gonzalez (Colombia) gives the thumbs up
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Junior women's winner Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)

Junior women's winner Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
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The junior women's peloton

The junior women's peloton
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Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) claimed the win in the junior women's road race at the world championships in Florence, Italy. The Dane beat Anastasia Iakovenko (Russia) and Olena Demydova (Ukraine) into second and third after a three-up sprint to the line.

The trio broke clear of the peloton in the early stages of the 82 km race with Jessenia Meneses Gonzalez (Colombia) and Anna Knauer (Germany).

The group of five built up a lead of over two minutes after three laps. The peloton began to fracture as they mounted a chase with twenty riders making the selection in the main bunch.

Up ahead and Knauer was the first to lose contact with the leaders as the bunch began to chase and after 55km of racing the peloton had the break pegged back to 1:50.

Knauer, distanced on the climbs, was able to use her descending skill to regain contact on several occasions but on the final lap she had to concede, leaving four riders at the foot of the Salviati for the final climb.

Demydova and Iakovenko looked the more dangerous but there was heartbreak for Gonzalez as she suffered a mechanical at the foot of the climb. The Colombian was never able to regain contact as Dideriksen clung to the coattails of Demydova and Iakovenko.

The bunch by now had the gap down just over a minute with the British team doing much of the chasing. However with too many passengers in the main field and counter attacks from the Italians, the chase was never able to reel in the final trio.

Demydova opened her sprint first but it was Dideriksen who timed her dash for the line to perfection, coming through in the final 100 metres to take the world title.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)2:32:23
2Anastasiia Iakovenko (Russian Federation)
3Olena Demydova (Ukraine)0:00:03
4Jessenia Meneses Gonzalez (Colombia)0:00:18
5Milda Jankauskaite (Lithuania)0:00:34
6Tereza Medvedova (Slovakia)
7Severine Eraud (France)
8Alexandra Manly (Australia)
9Kelly Catlin (United States Of America)
10Jeanne Korevaar (Netherlands)
11Lisa Klein (Germany)
12Kseniya Tuhai (Belarus)
13Floortje Mackaij (Netherlands)
14Valentina Nesterova (Russian Federation)
15Corine Van Der Zijden (Netherlands)
16Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Denmark)
17Demi De Jong (Netherlands)
18Svetlana Vasilieva (Russian Federation)
19Anezka Drahotova (Czech Republic)
20Bethany Hayward (Great Britain)
21Heidi Dalton (South Africa)
22Greta Richioud (France)
23Ilaria Bonomi (Italy)0:00:39
24Angela Maffeis (Italy)0:01:44
25Anna Christian (Great Britain)0:01:59
26Tatjana Paller (Germany)0:02:50
27Bogumila Dziuba (Poland)
28Nicole Dal Santo (Italy)0:02:53
29Lotte Kopecky (Belgium)0:03:01
30Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spain)0:03:06
31Jelena Eric (Serbia)
32Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spain)
33Zavinta Titenyte (Lithuania)
34Kelly Van Den Steen (Belgium)0:03:09
35Demmy Druyts (Belgium)0:03:46
36Kiyoka Sakaguchi (Japan)0:03:48
37Jessica Parra Rojas (Colombia)0:04:03
38Marine Lemarie (France)0:05:00
39Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez (Mexico)
40Arianna Fidanza (Italy)0:05:05
41Lina Maria Duenas Lopez (Colombia)0:06:40
42Julia Karlsson (Sweden)0:06:54
43Laura Perry (France)
44Polina Yurieva (Ukraine)
45Razan Soboh (Jordan)0:07:02
46Anna Knauer (Germany)0:07:30
47Hannah Swan (United States Of America)0:08:54
48Jurgita Kubiliunaite (Lithuania)0:10:07
49Tessa Pinckston (Canada)0:10:39
50Katsiaryna Piatrouskaya (Belarus)
51Kinley Gibson (Canada)0:10:44
52Emily Mcredmond (Australia)0:11:49
53Agata Drozdek (Poland)0:11:54
54Rasa Pocyte (Lithuania)0:12:36
55Yao Pang (Hong Kong, China)0:13:30
56Luisa Kattinger (Germany)
57Dafne Theroux-Izquierdo (Canada)0:13:32
58Kärolin Varblane (Estonia)
59Solene Vinsot (France)
60Frida Viviana Mendez Amaya (Mexico)0:13:37
DNFAstrid Gassner (Austria)
DNFElisabeth Riegler (Austria)
DNFNikol Plosaj (Poland)
DNFKristina Savelyeva (Russian Federation)
DNFAlexandria Nicholls (Australia)
DNFKaat Van Der Meulen (Belgium)
DNFKaren Fernanda Sierra Mendez (Mexico)
DNFJaruwan Somrat (Thailand)
DNFMadison Campbell (New Zealand)
DNFDevon Hiley (New Zealand)
DNFMaria San Jose Tejerina (Spain)
DNFNatalia Nowotarska (Poland)
DNFAlba Teruel Ribes (Spain)
DNFMadeline Marshall (Australia)
DNFBrenda Villareal Garza (Mexico)
DNFKajsa Persson (Sweden)
DNFMarie-Eve Poisson (Canada)
DNFSara Youmans (United States Of America)
DNFLinda Jacobsson (Sweden)
DNFKathrin Schweinberger (Austria)
DNFNatasha Jaworski (Argentina)

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