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Garner retains junior women's world championship

Garner retains junior women's world championship
By Eurosport

Last update22/09/2012 at 00:49

Publishedon 21/09/2012 at 23:20

Last update22/09/2012 at 00:49

Publishedon 21/09/2012 at 23:20

Article by Eurosport

Britain's Lucy Garner won the junior women's world championship road race in Limburg for the second year in succession.

The 18-year-old from Leicestershire outsprinted Norway's Eline Brustad and Italy's Anna Stricker to repeat her victory in Copenhagen last year.

Only Britain's Beijing Olympic gold medallist Nicole Cooke, who won back-to-back world junior road titles in 2000 and 2001, had previously achieved that feat.

The field whittled down over the 80km course which consisted of five laps and included the Bemelerberg and Cauberg hills.

"I was nervous before the race, as always, but the course really suited me," Garner said

"We trained a lot in these surroundings to get ready for the hills. Especially the Cauberg, which I could take very well.

"This win is a team effort more than anything. The lead out Elinor gave me was fantastic."

Results:

1. Lucy Garner (GBR) 2:11:26

2. Eline Brustad (NOR) same time

3. Anna Stricker (ITA) "

4. Sophie Williamson (CAN) "

5. Jessy Druyts (BEL) "

6. Rasa Pocyte (LTU) "

7. Sheyla Gutierrez (SPN) "

8. Cecile Ludwig (DEN) "

9. Emily Roper (AUS) "

10. Alicja Ratajczak (POL) "

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