Britain's Garner wins junior title

Fri, 23 Sep 13:20:00 2011

Lucy Garner won gold in the junior road race at the World Championships in Copenhagen.

Lucy Garner of Britain (C) smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Women Juniors race at the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Rudersdal near Copenhagen - 0

Garner powered away from the bunch in the final 100m to head home Belgium's Jessy Druyts and Denmark's Christina Siggaard at the end of the 70km race.

The 17-year-old Garner became only the second British cyclist to win a junior road race world title, following in the footsteps of 2000 and 2001 champion Nicola Cooke.

"I was just shocked," she said.

"It did sink in coming over the finish line, all the emotions just came out. I thought, 'I'm world champion, it's just amazing.'"

Cooke competes in the senior women's road race on Saturday.

Junior women's road race result

1. Lucy Garner (GB) - 1:46.17

2. Jessy Druyts (Bel) - "

3. Christina Siggaard (Den)  - "

4. Manon Souyris (Fra) - "

5. Christina Perchtold (Aut) - "

6. Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) - "

7. Lisa Kullmer (Ger) - "

8. Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) - "

9. Kelly Markus (Ned) - "

10. Silvija Latozaite (Ltu) - "


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