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Young Guns: European Champs Junior Women ITT
 
By Fabio
Date: 7/14/2006
Young Guns: European Champs Junior Women ITT
 

The second day of competition at the Valkenburg and Heerlen European Under 23 & Junior Championships was featured by the Junior Women (born in 1988 and 1989) and the Under 23 Men, which competed in their respective ITTs. Here's news and results from the Women's race the Mens race is here.

  
   Mia-Bekker Lacota in action...    Photo c. Bart Hazen 

European Champs - Junior Women ITT
The first event of the day, raced over a distance of 16.1 kms only (race profile here - pdf file), saw Denmark raise to glory again. Less than 24 hours after Linda Villumen rode to the gold, biking girls from the Scandinavian country repeated victory thanks to Mie-Bekker Lacota - born on November 10th, 1988 -, the only contender capable of covering the route in a time of under 24 minutes. Few were surpised at seeing the talented rider, born in the Autumn of 1988, made a new addtion to her tally, already featuring the World Road Race Title she captured eleven months earlier at Burgenland in front of Marianne Vos and Lithuania's Rasa Leleveyte.

  
   Trine Schmidt Hansen at the start.                  Photo c. Bart Hazen 

  
   Double Dane Silver and Gold

Many Danes - and notably their National Team Trainer Morten Bennekou - were certainly happy also at seeing her compatriot Trine Schmidt Hansen take the silver after a very close battle with Russia's Alexandra Burchenkova, which ended with the Scandinavian getting a better result by just sixth hundredths of a second (24'07"34 for Trine, 24'07"40 for the Russian). Joanna Rowsell rode to a good fourth place result for Britain, while both the host country and Italy had more than one top ten finisher, but didn't suceed in climbing the podium.

  
   Schmidt Hansen, Mie Bekker Lacota and Alexandra Burchenkova
    Photo c. Bart Hazen 

Junior Women ITT (16.1 km): Results
1. Lacota, Mie Bekker - Den - 23'38" (40.874 km/h)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2. Schmidt Hansen, Trine - Den - at 29"
3. Burchenkova, Alexandra - Rus - at 29"
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

4. Rowsell, Joanna - GBR - at 41"
5. Blaak, Chantal - Hol - at 42"
6. Trebaite, Ausrine - Lit - at 50"
7. Castoldi, Silvia - Ita - at 59"

  
   Gold medal winner Miss Mie Bekker Lakota       Photo c. Bart Hazen 
8. Van Hage, Elisa - Hol - at 01'10"
9. Van Rijen, Linda - Hol - at 01'12"
10. Berlato, Elena - Ita - at 01'12"
11. Schmitt, Anne-Marie - Lux - at 01'20"
12. Blanquefort, Emilie - Fra - at 01'24"
13. Kozonchuk, Oxana - Rus - at 01'24"
14. Ghyselinck, Tine - Bel - at 01'26"
15. Sommer, Fabienne - Swi - at 01'39"
16. Prodan, Yana - Ukr - at 01'40"
17. Fialova, Dana - Cze - at 01'53"
18. Kulisch, Angelika - Pol - at 01'54"
19. Gustafsson, Caroline - Swe - at 02'01"
20. Staes, Veronique - Bel - at 02'02"

21. Sukutyte, Agnes - Lit - at 02'04"
22. Dutriaux, Fiona - Fra - at 02'07"
23. Nagiyrna, Anna - Ukr - at 02'14"
24. Fahlin, Emilia - Swe - at 02'15"
25. Novazhilova, Ekaterina - Rus - at 02'16"
26. Moniz, Anais - Por - at 02'17"
27. Gato Tasende, Lucia - Spa - at 02'24"
28. Schwager, Mirjam - Swi - at 02'28"
29. Zorrilla Braceras, Dorleta - Spa - at 02'33"
30. Schneeberger, Jessica - Swi - at 02'50"
31. Mendizabal Aizpurua, Eider - Spa - at 02'54"
32. Fraczek, Natalia - Pol - at 03'02"

With the town of Heerlen having its job done, the European Champs are now about to make their way to better-known Valkenburg, that is gonna play host to all four road races running over the week-end. Tomorrow it will be up to the Junior Men - in the morning - and the Under 23 girls, whose contest, covering a distance of about 111 kilometres, is scheduled to start at 0130 PM local time.

 
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