Alena Ivanchenko played her favorite role at the World Junior Championships. The 17-year-old Russian also won the World Cup after the European Championship. Zoe Baxtedt, daughter of former Paris-Roubaix laureate Magnus, was a solid second. Phoebe Juris made it to the top 10, while Marieth Vanhove was 16th.
The Russians make the difference in the second half
The corona pandemic still appears in this category, so there are few reference points.
The European Championship two weeks ago can be used as a benchmark, and Alina Ivanchenko (17 years old) was admired there.
Despite getting lost in the corner in the lock, the steadfast Russian also did so between Knokke-Heist and Bruges, but was initially challenged by Zoe Bäckstedt.
The only 16-year-old British rider proved her genes to be good, but the 2″ 13 difference at the midpoint was a little clearer at the end (10″ 64). Bronze went to Germany’s Antonia Niedermayer.
Holland did not win, and our compatriots can look back in relief.
Phoebe Juris (16) clocked the ninth time, and Mareth Vanhoff (18) placed 16th.
Ivanchenko gives Russia the world title in the junior category
That was imminent! The Russian world champion almost sent a bicycle to crushing hurdles
Belgian camp reactions:
- Phoebe Juris: “It means a lot to me. At the European Championships I was 11th, just outside 10th, I was hoping to finish 8th, 9th or 10th and I can only be happy with that. I was a bit sick and tired after the European Championship But, “I’m really happy. This is the icing on the cake after difficult moments this year. World Cup in my country? I’m still young and someone like Wout van Aert is an example. We’re a bit of a fan here.”
- Marieth Vanhove: “I didn’t expect to overtake anyone. I thought: I’m fine. I had no idea in advance where I would end up, because we have few reference points. But the condition is good and I am satisfied. Okay “.
Joris: “I’m really happy: this is the icing on the cake”
Vanhove: ‘I wasn’t expecting to catch up with someone’
Willems, coach of the national team: “This is really a great result”
|1||Alina Ivantsenko (Russia)||At 25’05” 49|
|2||Zoe Baxtedt (Great Britain)||+ 10″ 64|
|3||Antonia Niedermayer (BW)||+25″32|
|4||Anna van der Meyden (Ned)||+ 1’25” 55|
|5||Madeleine Leech (Great Britain)||+ 1’26” 71|
|6||Elise Eugene (Ned)||+ 1’29” 63|
|7||Eglantine Rayer (Fra)||+ 1’51” 52|
|8||Olivia Cummins (VS)||+ 2’15” 79|
|9||Phoebe Juris (Bill)||+ 2’18” 79|
|10||Anina Ahtosalu (Ven)||+ 2’20” 51|
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