Surprise Winner At The Women’s Worlds
The 20-year-old stunned one of the pre-race favorites, Kirsten Wild, on the finishing line timing her sprint to perfection to take the coveted rainbow jersey.
Finland’s Lotta Lepisto took third, with defending champion Lizzie Deignan of Britain finishing fourth. “I think it is a surprise for everybody,” said Dideriksen immediately afterwards. “I know I am OK in the sprint, but taking the world championship is
unbelievable.” She added: “Of course, I go into every race expecting the best result but to be able to take gold, it’s a dream come true, but I didn’t expect it.”
The Dane, a former double junior world road race champion, finished the 134-kilometer course in a time of 3hr 10min 27sec. Wild, a four-time winner of the Ladies Tour of Qatar, admitted she was unhappy to have come second on a flat course with such a strong team ride.
“It feels like a losing gold,” she said of her silver medal. “It’s a bit disappointing. We had a really good strong ride with the team
so I can’t blame anything but myself. “This course was like Holland, only the fields in Holland are green here
they are yellow and the cows are camels.”
the road race with Britain’s Mark Cavendish a favorite to take his second world title following his first success in Copenhagen in 2011.
1. Amalie Dideriksen (DEN) 3hr 10min 27sec, 2. Kirsten Wild (DEN) same time, 3. Lotta Lepistö (FIN) s.t., 4. Lizzie Deignan (GBR) s.t., 5. Marta Bastianelli (ITA) s.t., 6. Roxane Fournier (FRA) s.t., 7. Chloe Hosking (AUS) s.t., 8. Sheyla Gutierrez (ESP) s.t., 9. Joëlle Numainville (CAN) s.t., 10. Jolien D’Hoore (BEL) s.t., 11. Emilie Moberg (NOR) s.t., 12. Lisa Brennauer (GER) s.t., 13. Katarzyna Pawlowska (POL) s.t., 14. Leah Kirchmann (CAN) s.t., 15. Christine Majerus (LUX) s.t.