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Dygert doubles with junior women's road race rainbows

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Chloe Dygert becomes junior world champion

Chloe Dygert becomes junior world champion
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The American flag flying in the breeze

The American flag flying in the breeze
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Italian riders out the front

Italian riders out the front
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Eddy Merckx was at the race today

Eddy Merckx was at the race today
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The riders flying through a corner downtown

The riders flying through a corner downtown
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Anna-Leeza Hull (Australia)

Anna-Leeza Hull (Australia)
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The winning breakaway

The winning breakaway
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Anna-Leeza Hull (Australia)

Anna-Leeza Hull (Australia)
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Downtown Richmond

Downtown Richmond
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Anna-Leeza Hull and Jessica Pratt (Australia)

Anna-Leeza Hull and Jessica Pratt (Australia)
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The USA team which would claim gold and silver

The USA team which would claim gold and silver
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Emma White and Chloe Dygert kiss their second set of medals from the Worlds

Emma White and Chloe Dygert kiss their second set of medals from the Worlds
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Emma White and Chloe Dygert (USA) on the podium

Emma White and Chloe Dygert (USA) on the podium
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Emma White (United States of America) celebrates silver

Emma White (United States of America) celebrates silver
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Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland) in third

Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland) in third
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No victory celebration Chloe Dygert (USA)

No victory celebration Chloe Dygert (USA)
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Chloe Dygert (USA) does the junior women's double with victory in the road race

Chloe Dygert (USA) does the junior women's double with victory in the road race
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Signing on for the junior women's race

Signing on for the junior women's race
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The broom wagon passes through the start/finish line

The broom wagon passes through the start/finish line
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The junior women's road race podium in Richmond: Emma White, Chloe Dygert (USA) and Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)

The junior women's road race podium in Richmond: Emma White, Chloe Dygert (USA) and Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)
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The junior women's road race podium in Richmond: Emma White, Chloe Dygert (USA) and Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)

The junior women's road race podium in Richmond: Emma White, Chloe Dygert (USA) and Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)
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The junior women's road race podium in Richmond: Emma White, Chloe Dygert (USA) and Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)

The junior women's road race podium in Richmond: Emma White, Chloe Dygert (USA) and Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)
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The junior women's road race podium in Richmond: Emma White, Chloe Dygert (USA) and Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)

The junior women's road race podium in Richmond: Emma White, Chloe Dygert (USA) and Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)
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The junior women's road race podium in Richmond: Emma White, Chloe Dygert (USA) and Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)

The junior women's road race podium in Richmond: Emma White, Chloe Dygert (USA) and Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)
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The Dutch national team

The Dutch national team
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The German national team

The German national team
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The French national team

The French national team
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2015 Junior World Champion Chloe Dygert (USA)

2015 Junior World Champion Chloe Dygert (USA)
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Emma White celebrates her second silver medal

Emma White celebrates her second silver medal
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Chloe Dygert (USA) wins the junior women's road race world championship in Richmond

Chloe Dygert (USA) wins the junior women's road race world championship in Richmond
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An emotional Agnieszka Skalniak after claiming bronze

An emotional Agnieszka Skalniak after claiming bronze
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The sprint for fourth place

The sprint for fourth place
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The bunch finished nearly a minute behind the winner

The bunch finished nearly a minute behind the winner
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Yumi Kajihara (Japan) finished fourth

Yumi Kajihara (Japan) finished fourth
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A disappointed Susanne Andersen (Norway)

A disappointed Susanne Andersen (Norway)
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Lenny Druyts (Belgium)

Lenny Druyts (Belgium)
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Fenna Vanhoutte (Belgium) crosses the line

Fenna Vanhoutte (Belgium) crosses the line
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Chloe Dygert wins her second world title

Chloe Dygert wins her second world title
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Emma White takes silver for USA

Emma White takes silver for USA
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After crushing the competition in the individual time trial, the USA's Chloe Dygert once again dismantled the peloton to win her second rainbow jersey in the junior women's road race in Richmond on Friday. Emma White gave the USA its second 1-2 finish, soloing away from the chasing group for silver over Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland).

Dygert was part of a four-woman breakaway that escaped halfway through the race, together with compatriot White, Juliette Labous (France) and Skalniak.

The quartet quickly distanced itself from the peloton, leading by 49 seconds midway through lap three. But then Dygert poured on her power in the hilly final half of lap three to leave her companions behind, and to the thrill of the home crowd she came solo across for the bell with 20 seconds on the chasing trio.

"When I was working with the group of four we were taking pulls and I felt pretty strong," she said. "I wasn't really tired. I knew I had the legs and when I did go off that really wasn't the plan, but I juts kind of looked back and had a little gap. So I thought, 'OK, let's just keep going.'"

Considering her margin of victory in the time trial was more than a minute, the 16km lap proved no major obstacle, and the Brownsburg, Indiana, native had ample time to celebrate as she crossed the line for the gold medal, 1:23 ahead of White.

The 18-year-old double Worlds winner didn't salute her victory, however, choosing instead to ride almost emotionlessly across the line. She said later that her subdued attitude was a combination of prudence and modesty.

"I didn't want to crash," she said. "I don't know, I just don't think there should be anything more than celebrating with your team. I was just honoured to be on the USA team and do it for the USA."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Dygert (United States Of America)1:42:16
2Emma White (United States Of America)0:01:23
3Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)0:01:28
4Yumi Kajihara (Japan)0:01:41
5Susanne Andersen (Norway)
6Elisa Balsamo (Italy)
7Grace Garner (Great Britain)
8Yara Kastelijn (Netherlands)
9Jessica Pratt (Australia)
10Ida Jansson (Sweden)
11Sina Frei (Switzerland)
12Pernille Mathiesen (Denmark)
13Katherine Maine (Canada)
14Juliette Labous (France)
15Karlijn Swinkels (Netherlands)
16Maelle Grossetete (France)
17Nicole Koller (Switzerland)
18Abby-Mae Parkinson (Great Britain)
19Skylar Schneider (United States Of America)
20Ingvild Gaskjenn (Norway)
21Anna-Leeza Hull (Australia)
22Ksenia Tcymbaliuk (Russian Federation)0:02:05
23Sofia Bertizzolo (Italy)0:02:10
24Camila Valbuena (Colombia)0:02:16
25Nikola Noskova (Czech Republic)0:02:36
26Rocio Del Alba Garcia Martinez (Spain)0:02:50
27Ashlyn Woods (United States Of America)0:03:45
28Lenny Druyts (Belgium)0:03:46
29Ema Manikaite (Lithuania)
30Katia Ragusa (Italy)
31Maaike Boogaard (Netherlands)
32Fenna Vanhoutte (Belgium)
33Marta Lach (Poland)
34Wiktoria Pikulik (Poland)
35Elizabeth Holden (Great Britain)
36Lisa Neumuller (Germany)
37Natalia Studenikina (Russian Federation)
38Christa Riffel (Germany)
39Eleanor Dickinson (Great Britain)
40Liane Lippert (Germany)
41Chiara Zanettin (Italy)
42Gillian Ellsay (Canada)
43Lena Ostler (Germany)
44Hannah Gumbley (New Zealand)
45Nadia Quagliotto (Italy)
46Lena Mettraux (Switzerland)0:04:04
47Iurani Blanco Calbet (Spain)0:04:19
48Maria Calderon Fernandez (Spain)0:04:33
49Aafke Soet (Netherlands)0:07:14
50Paula Patino (Colombia)
51Aline Seitz (Switzerland)0:07:17
52Claire Faber (Luxembourg)
53Georgia Catterick (New Zealand)
54Typhaine Laurance (France)0:07:27
55Marion Borras (France)0:07:28
56Mikayla Harvey (New Zealand)
57Kristina Selina (Russian Federation)
58Ciara Doogan (Ireland)0:07:31
59Skye Davidson (Zimbabwe)0:07:45
60Anna Gabrielle Traxler (Canada)0:07:54
61Eva Maria Palm (Belgium)0:08:27
62Daria Chechneva (Russian Federation)0:11:38
63Dayana Paspuezan (Ecuador)
64Ana Suarez (Ecuador)0:11:43
65Julyn Aguila (Mexico)0:14:42
66Emeliah Harvie (Canada)0:15:25
67Selma Svarf (Sweden)0:17:14
DNFDaria Pikulik (Poland)
DNFTeresa Ripoll Sabate (Spain)
DNFHelen Mitchell (Zimbabwe)
DNFDiana Ramos-Santiago (Puerto Rico)
DNFAlyson Chevez (Costa Rica)
DNFFrida Knutsson (Sweden)
DNFNathalie Bex (Belgium)

 

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