Russia’s Alena Ivanchenko beat Great Britain’s Zoe Backstedt to win the world title in the junior women’s time trial in Flanders.
Backstedt set 25:16 to take the hot seat for the fastest time but Ivanchenko started last, set a faster intermediate time and then snatched victory with a time of 25:05.
She added the rainbow jersey to the European time trial title she won in Trento and the multiple world titles she claimed on the track in Egypt a few weeks ago.
Germany’s Antonia Niedermaier took the bronze medal with a time of 25:30. Anna van der Meiden of the Netherlands was fourth at a more distant 1:25, with Great Britain's Madelaine Leech fifth at 1:26. The USA’s Olivia Cummins was eighth at 2:15.
The junior women raced over 19.3km between Knokke-Heist and Bruges, avoiding some of the long and straight extra sections covered in the elite races.
Ivanchenko almost crashed into the barriers on a left turn as she miss-timed her cornering but kept her nerve to win at an average of 43.350km/h.
“I'm very happy and it was very fun. It was very cool,” Ivanchenko said. “I felt good because the course was a flat one. I prefer that to the mountains. The atmosphere was good and it really helped.”
Ivanchenko turns 18 in November and so will step up to the elite ranks, but she has still to confirm where she will race in 2022.
“Next year I want to race more and train more. I want to win a big race,” she said.
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Alena Ivanchenko (Russian Federation)||0:25:05|
|2||Zoe Backstedt (Great Britain)||0:00:11|
|3||Antonia Niedermaier (Germany)||0:00:25|
|4||Anna van der Meiden (Netherlands)||0:01:26|
|5||Madelaine Leech (Great Britain)||0:01:27|
|6||Elise Uijen (Netherlands)||0:01:30|
|7||Eglantine Rayer (France)||0:01:52|
|8||Olivia Cummins (United States Of America)||0:02:16|
|9||Febe Jooris (Belgium)||0:02:19|
|10||Anniina Ahtosalo (Finland)||0:02:21|
|11||Eliska Kvasnickova (Czech Republic)||0:02:22|
|12||Selma Lantzsch (Germany)||0:02:23|
|13||Amalie Christensen (Norway)||0:02:33|
|14||Karin Soderqvist (Sweden)||0:02:44|
|15||Elisabeth Ebras (Estonia)||0:02:44|
|16||Marith Vanhove (Belgium)||0:02:45|
|17||Laura Lizette Sander (Estonia)||0:02:47|
|18||Tamara Szalinska (Poland)||0:02:49|
|19||Maja Wroblewska (Poland)||0:02:57|
|20||Laia Puigdefabregas Ariz (Spain)||0:03:00|
|21||Wilma Aintila (Finland)||0:03:01|
|22||Nicole Bradbury (Canada)||0:03:04|
|23||Nika Bobnar (Slovenia)||0:03:06|
|24||Laura Auerbach-Lind (Denmark)||0:03:09|
|25||Victoria Lund (Denmark)||0:03:11|
|26||Fiona Zimmermann (Switzerland)||0:03:12|
|27||Nahia Imaz Perez (Spain)||0:03:13|
|28||Yelena Mandrakova (Kazakhstan)||0:03:15|
|29||Carlotta Cipressi (Italy)||0:03:24|
|30||Gabriela Lopez Irreno (Colombia)||0:03:24|
|31||Anna Kuskova (Uzbekistan)||0:03:24|
|32||Makayla Macpherson (United States Of America)||0:03:26|
|33||Daniela Schmidsberger (Austria)||0:03:28|
|34||Flavie Boulais (France)||0:03:30|
|35||Lilly Ujfalusi (Canada)||0:03:30|
|36||Alla Marushchuk (Ukraine)||0:03:31|
|37||Margarita Misyurina (Uzbekistan)||0:03:33|
|38||Bota Batyrbekova (Kazakhstan)||0:03:38|
|39||Kristina Gilfanova (Russian Federation)||0:03:45|
|40||Marie Schreiber (Luxembourg)||0:03:46|
|41||Aukse Strainyte (Lithuania)||0:03:48|
|42||Tereza Kurnicka (Slovakia)||0:03:50|
|43||Francesca Barale (Italy)||0:03:54|
|44||Olena Rebrakova (Ukraine)||0:03:55|
|45||Julia Kopecky (Czech Republic)||0:03:57|
|46||Pija Galof (Slovenia)||0:04:01|
|47||Evelina Ermane Marcenko (Latvia)||0:04:05|
|48||Sara Moreno Benitez (Colombia)||0:04:08|
|49||Chante Olivier (South Africa)||0:04:21|
|50||Anaelle Gaillard (Switzerland)||0:04:27|
|51||Ivana Tonkova (Bulgaria)||0:04:36|
|52||Kitija Siltumena (Latvia)||0:04:44|
|53||Caitlin Thompson (South Africa)||0:05:00|
|54||Serena Jeanette Torres (El Salvador)||0:05:01|
|55||Eleni Koukouma (Cyprus)||0:06:37|
|DNS||Inna Abaidullina (Russian Federation)|
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