Britain's Elynor Backstedt claims bronze in Junior TT as Rozemarijn Ammerlaan takes gold

Britain's Backstedt claims bronze in Junior TT as Ammerlaan takes gold
By Eurosport

24/09/2018 at 10:59Updated 24/09/2018 at 12:48

Elynor Backstedt won a surprise bronze in the Women's Junior TT at the Road Cycling World Championships in Innsbruck.

Video - Rozemarijn Ammerlaan takes golds at Junior TT


Netherlands’s Rozemarijn Ammerlaan stopped the clock at 27:02.95 on the 19.8km course to secure gold, with Italy’s Camilla Alessio some 6.8 seconds in arrears to take silver.

“It really is a big surprise,” Ammerlaan said after the race. “I did not expect this.”

“I don’t have any words for this.”

However, Britain's Backstedt, 16, and a first-year junior, completed the podium a further 11 seconds back.

“I didn’t really have any expectations, this is the longest time trial I have ever done," Backstedt said.

“I haven’t been really able to train properly this tear because I’ve had glandular fever, so just to be here is amazing and to get a medal has just topped it off.

“It is just amazing.”

Backstedt British team-mate Pfeiffer Georgi took fourth spot in a 27:24.84.