Great Britain junior women finish road race with heads held high

Melissa Lowther best placed of Great Britain riders in junior women's road race won by Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)

Megan Barker in the junior womens road race at the 2014 World Road Championships

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Melissa Lowther enjoyed a satisfying end to her junior career as she was Great Britain's best placed rider in the junior women's road race at the 2014 world championships in Ponferrada, Spain.

The 18 year-old Matrix Fitness-Vulpine rider, who finished seventh in the junior women's time trial earlier this week, crossed the line in the second group on the road on Friday morning in 37th after losing touch on the final climb.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.