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UCI World Championships 2015 Junior Women’s Road Race

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The Americans Chloe Dygert and Emma White repeated their one – two finish, after taking first and second place in the Junior Women’s road race at the World Championships in Richmond, Virginia today.

Indeed, Dygert added to the rainbow jersey she won after claiming the Junior Women’s time trial event on Monday, after dominating today’s road race in a solo finish – 1:23 ahead of White, followed by Poland’s Agnieszka Skalniak in third.

Race Highlights

Dygert was part of a four-woman breakaway group containing White, Juliette Labous (France) and Skalniak, who succeeded in escaping half-way through today’s race. 

From there, the quartet quickly distanced themselves from the peloton, eventually building up almost a one minute advantage.

However, Dygert would later jettison her breakaway companions during the final uphill lap to the finish. 

“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.’”

Dygert crossed the finish in a subdued manner, saying afterwards, “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.”

Top 25 Finishers

1 Chloe Dygert (United States Of America) 1:42:16
2 Emma White (United States Of America) 0:01:23
3 Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland) 0:01:28
4 Yumi Kajihara (Japan) 0:01:41
5 Susanne Andersen (Norway)
6 Elisa Balsamo (Italy)
7 Grace Garner (Great Britain)
8 Yara Kastelijn (Netherlands)
9 Jessica Pratt (Australia)
10 Ida Jansson (Sweden)
11 Sina Frei (Switzerland)
12 Pernille Mathiesen (Denmark)
13 Katherine Maine (Canada)
14 Juliette Labous (France)
15 Karlijn Swinkels (Netherlands)
16 Maelle Grossetete (France)
17 Nicole Koller (Switzerland)
18 Abby-Mae Parkinson (Great Britain)
19 Skylar Schneider (United States Of America)
20 Ingvild Gaskjenn (Norway)
21 Anna-Leeza Hull (Australia)
22 Ksenia Tcymbaliuk (Russian Federation) 0:02:05
23 Sofia Bertizzolo (Italy) 0:02:10
24 Camila Valbuena (Colombia) 0:02:16
25 Nikola Noskova (Czech Republic) 0:02:36

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