- - 2013 UCI Road World Championships Junior Women Road Race

2013 UCI Road World Championships Junior Women Road Race

Dideriksen, who was part of an early five rider break, out-sprinted Russia’s Anastasiia Iakovenko for the rainbow rings.

Olena Demydova of the Ukraine finished third, three seconds behind, while Australia’s Alexandra Manly finished eighth.

The junior women battled it out over 82.25kms in Florence this morning over five laps of a challenging 16.5 km circuit.

The Australian girls were led today by the “Alex Express” with medal winners from Monday’s individual time trial Alexandria Nicholls and Alexandra Manly joined by Emily McRedmond and Madeline Marshall in the green and gold colors.

Emily McRedmond was classified 52nd after crossing the line in 2hr 44min 12sec, whilst Alexandria Nicholls and Madeline Marshall both failed to finish, with Nicholls unlucky to be taken down by a crash on the first climb of the second lap.

Coach Donna Rae-Szalinski was proud of the manner in which the girls took up the challenge to the larger European squads.

2 Anastasiia Iakovenko (Russia)

3 Olena Demydova (Ukraine) 0:00:03

4 Jessenia Menese Gonzalez (Colombia) 0:00:18

5 Milda Jankauskaite (Lithuania) 0:00:34

6 Tereza Medvedova (Slovakia)

7 Severine Eraud (France)

8 Alexandra Manly (Australia)

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