Allen edges out Barker for ITT title
Mon, 19 Sep 14:41:00 2011
Australia claimed the first rainbow jersey of the World Championships in Copenhagen as Jessica Allen won the junior women's time trial, while Britain's Elinor Barker took silver.
Allen blitzed the 13.9km course in a time of 19 minutes and 18 seconds to beat Barker by just two seconds.
Germany's Mieke Kroge completed the podium a further second back.
“I got the time check at halfway that I was the fastest to the turnaround point and that really lifted me I think,” Allen said.
“The course was so technical I think that maintaining high speed into the corners and through the corners was essential.
“To have the car telling me which ones were the tight ones and which ones were the sweepers was really beneficial and I think that’s definitely what the last seconds came down to.”
Junior women time trial