Tiberi and Gareeva claim junior world time trial titles


Antonio Tiberi won the men’s junior time trial at the World Championships despite having to change bikes in the first 100m, while Aigul Gareeva took the women’s title.

Tiberi, 18, had barely reached the bottom of the start ramp before noticing he had already suffered a mechanical.

The Italian stayed calm and ultimately put in an impressive ride in the men’s race in Harrogate. His time was eight seconds faster than that of runner-up Enzo Leijnse (Netherlands). Germany’s Marco Brenner rounded out the junior men’s TT podium.

In the women’s junior race, Aigul Gareeva has given Russia their first win since 1997.

Her win was not without its drama, as she went the wrong way at one point, opening up the chance of Shirin van Anrooij of Netherlands winning the event.

Nonetheless, she composed herself to keep top spot and finished 3.61 seconds ahead of the Dutchwoman, with Great Britain’s Elynor Backstedt third.


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