Road Worlds Day 1 - Silver for Barker

Road Worlds Day 1 - Silver for Barker

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2011 UCI Road World Championships
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Event: 19-25 September 2011


Junior Women Time Trial

Elinor Barker grits her teeth on the way to silver (PETER DEJONG/AP/Press Association Images)

Elinor Barker gave the GB Cycling Team a great start to the World Road Championships with second place in an extremely tight Junior Women's Time Trial. Finishing under 2 seconds down on the winner, Jessica Allen of the Australian team, Barker was one second clear of third placed Mieke Kronger of Germany - all three medallists were over 12 second clear of the rest of the field.

Barker was only fourth at the intermediate split, but put in a storming run to the finish, pulling back three and a half seconds on the eventual winner in the process.

Seventeen year old Barker is from Cardiff and is the current national Junior pursuit champion and earlier in the year won a silver medal in the same discipline at the European Junior championships.

The other British rider in the event, Hannah Barnes, was out of luck, picking up a puncture during her ride and finishing 19th.


1 ALLEN Jessica AUS 19:18.63
2 BARKER Elinor GBR 19:20.47
3 KRÖGER Mieke GER 19:21.43
4 DE JONG Thalita NED 19:33.56
5 RATTO Rossella ITA 19:49.70
6 WILLIAMS Georgia NZL 20:02.58
7 EWART Annie CAN 20:04.50
8 VALIN Kamilla Sofie DEN 20:04.97
9 FAVRE Mathilde FRA 20:09.41
10 CHEKINA Alexandra RUS 20:10.93
11 BEVERIDGE Allison CAN 20:11.70
12 FISCHER Lisa GER 20:13.55
13 ROOIJAKKERS Pauliena NED 20:16.20
14 ALBERSHARDT Addyson USA 20:19.25
15 CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia ITA 20:20.48
16 USABIAGA BALERDI Irene ESP 20:23.63
17 ALEXANDER Grace USA 20:30.11
18 RICE Allison AUS 20:32.33
19 BARNES Hannah GBR 20:32.87
20 POSKAITE Egle LTU 20:45.46
21 BARTELLONI Beatrice ITA 20:49.31
22 DUVAL Eugénie FRA 20:49.98
23 KASHIRINA Svetlana RUS 20:50.21
24 GUTIERREZ RUIZ Sheyla ESP 20:50.37
25 LODEWIJKS Steffi BEL 20:52.31
26 LATOZAITE Silvija LTU 20:52.47
27 LAIZANE Lija LAT 20:55.37
28 VAN DEN HAUTE Steffy BEL 21:00.90
29 NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna POL 21:02.85