Videos from the 2014 Junior women’s Worlds road race

One of the things I like best about the road cycling World Championships is seeing the junior riders race, the stars of the future.  We have some great junior day races and stage races here in Europe, and I’ve been following the Italian junior races on the fantastic BiciTV – and we get to see a bit of the USA and Aussie juniors on their domestic circuit, but this is the only time all year that all the countries come together, and we see who’s doing well.  It’s also so exiting for the riders. They’re aged between 16 and 18, and have given up so much their friends are doing, and this is their first chance to see if that’s all been worthwhile.

The big story was whether young Danish rider Amalie Dideriksen could become only the third woman to win two Junior World Championships back-to-back (the other two were Brits Nicole Cooke and Lucy Garner, and we all know what Cooke went on to do!).  Last year she wasn’t the strongest, but she was the cleverest, and earlier this year she won the hilly Trofeo da Moreno, the junior equivalent of the Trofeo Binda World Cup (videos here) – but then she broke her collarbone, and she’s only just back from that…. and there was so much talent on the road….

Here’s the highlights of the Ponferrada 2014 junior women’s race, and the full race coverage, with more media below

If that’s geo-restricted in your country, add something like Hola or Tunnelbear and set yourself to the UK or Germany or somewhere (you can turn the Tunnelbear off as soon as the stream starts to save your usage)

So this year Dideriksen was cleverest and strongest!  Here’s her post-race interview

Full results – Gorgeous photos by Wei Yuet Wong.

European and Italian Junior Champion Sofia Bertizzolo was so strong all race, with a fantastic team (Sara Wackermann especially worked her heart out) and she’ll have to start as a favourite next year.  There’s a post race interview with her on, and here’s a long (Italian) interview with her about her career

Video interview with the French ridersGreta Richioud (6th) and Soline Lamboley (25th)

Belgian Lenny Druyts came 16th, and here’s her post-race interview on Sporza (Dutch)

Jenelle Cole was the highest-placed USA finisher at 17th

and Emma White, who’d come 5th in the ITT, talks about her first Worlds experience

Highest-placed Canadian was Emeliah Harvie, 19th


3 thoughts on “Videos from the 2014 Junior women’s Worlds road race

  1. Sarah, excellent summary as usual, many thanks for your efforts. I’d mention Jelena Eric of Serbia as the most “nerveless” rider of the entire week, our section of a very thinly populated stand was in awe of her technical ability; maybe she free climbs in her spare time for kicks, all the best Roy

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