Eager to race…frontline row!! (Photo courtesy of website gallery Trentino Champs)

Women Junior Road Race (89 entries – 32 finished)

Very hard for anyone to be the only one in the race to represent your country…still a great future ahead for Aoife (photo CI social media)

Gold: RIEDMANN Linda (GER) 67.6 Km in 01:53:09 (Avg 35,841 Km/h)
Silver: CIABOCCO Eleonora (ITA) @ s/t
Bronze: RAYER Eglantine (FRA) @ 2 sec
Our only Irish Junior Aoife O’Brien unfortunately DNF

Men Junior Road Race (157 entries -77 finishers)

Darren was “up the road” for a bithe was not there to make up the numbers…that for sure!! (photo Direct Velo)

Gold: GREGOIRE Romain (FRA) 107.2 Km in 02h 35sec (Avg 41,308 Km/h)
Silver: HAGENES Per Strand (NOR) @s/t
Bronze: MARTINEZ Lenny (FRA) @s/t
4th.VAN MECHELEN Vlad (BEL) @10sec
5th. OIOLI Manuel (ITA) @s/t
35th. RAFFERTY Darren (IRL) @s/t
70th. O’ CONNOR Ronan (IRL) @ 08m 08sec

Dean Harvey was with the leading group earlier in the race when a mechanical occurred, the Irish leading ranking junior battled to get back to the front, but to no avail… too much time was lost, and with Riders who were dropped were not given an opportunity to finish the race, and were forced out of the race. Darren Rafferty was at the front for most of the race, even involved in a break for a while, and continued the excellent form he had in the TT 2 days ago. Ronan O’Connor had an unfortunate fall on the final lap which knocked his chances of placing well in the race. Determined to complete the race, O’Connor made it to the finish line.