Aigul Gareeva and Antonio Tiberi bounced back from dramatic setbacks to claim sensational victories in the Women’s and Men’s Junior Individual Time Trial events at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.
Harrogate, a spa town in North Yorkshire once again proved a stunning backdrop, with the female riders tackling one lap of the 13.7km circuit before the men took on the same course twice.
Junior Women’s Individual Time Trial
In the Women’s race, Russian starlet Gareeva had to make a hasty U-turn after missing the tight right hand-bend onto the finishing straight. Gareeva showed resolve and held on to her margin to take the win and gold medal. Gareeva, won by 3.61sec over Shirin van Anrooij (Netherlands), and Great Britain claimed their second bronze medal in as many days with Elynor Backstedt who ended the day 10.93sec down.
FINAL RESULTS: Junior Women Individual Time Trial
- Aigul GAREEVA (RUS) 22:16.23
- Shirin van ANROOIJ (NED) +3.61
- Elgnor BACKSTEDT (GBR) +10.93
- 12th Frances JANSE VAN RENSBURG (RSA) +57.01
- 43rd Kelsey VAN SCHOOR (RSA) +2:50.39
Junior Men’s Individual Time Trial
In the men’s
FINAL RESULTS: Junior Men Individual Time Trial
- Antonio TIBERI (ITA) 38:28.25
- Enzo LEIJNSE (NED) +7.79
- Marco BRENNER (GER) +12.62
- 39th Damon FOUCHEE (RSA) +3:33.27
Yorkshire 2019 CEO Andy Hindley said: “We’ve witnessed some amazing sports stories today. Aigul, Antonio and Elynor all experienced problems during their rides but their ‘never say die’ attitude was hugely inspiring to watch – especially from riders so young. Each of their incidents only added to the drama, and I can’t remember two individual time trials quite as exciting as those we witnessed today.”
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