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Published: 7 June 2014
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Great Britain’s Isla Short took an impressive sixth place in the junior women’s race at the UEC MTB Cross-country Championships in St.Wendel, Germany.
The 17-year-old completed the three laps of the 7.3-kilometre course in 1:06:16, four minutes and 22 seconds behind Swiss winner Alessandra Keller.
“6th place at my first Euro Champs, can't complain!” Short tweeted after the race.
The result is Short's second consectutive top 10 finish after also finishing sixth at the UCI Mountain Bike Wolrd Cup last weekend in Albstadt, Germany
6th place at my first Euro Champs, can't complain!— Isla Short (@Islashort) June 7, 2014
In the junior men’s race, Dylan Kerfoot-Robson secured another top-ten finish for Britain with his ride for 10th place.
Kerfoot-Robson, 18, was three minutes and 16 seconds behind Danish winner Simon Andreassen after the four laps.
Fellow Briton Mark McGuire was 29th.
In the under 23 women’s race, Alice Barnes took 16th but Bethany Crumpton did not finish the race on her return to competitive action after injury ruled her out of last weekend’s world cup.
Barnes, in her first year at under-23 level, ended the race seven minutes and three seconds behind victor Pauline Ferrand Prevot of France.
Iain Paton finished 20th in the under 23 men's race with Steven James 36th. France's Jordan Sarrou won in 1:31:21.