Medal success for Britain at Youth Olympics

There has been success for Great Britain on the road at the European Youth Olympics in Finland. Joshua Papworth and Jonathan Dibben led the home charge, securing a one-two in yesterday’s criterium.

The Britons, along with team-mate Oliver Rossi, comfortably made it through the qualifying heats. In the final, the three tried to mark every attack. With everything still together at the finish, Halesowen-born Papworth jumped hard 200 metres out and crossed the line first, just ahead of squadmate Dibben.

This is not Dibben’s first silver medal of the Games – he also finished second in Tuesday’s time-trial, finishing two seconds adrift of Fabian Lienhard.

The 60-kilometre road race is this afternoon, where the three-man British team will be hoping to add to their medal haul. Overall, on day three of the five-day competition, Team GB sit top of the table, with six golds, three silvers and three bronzes.

Time Trial, 7.1km (21/07)

1. Fabian Lienhard (Swi) 9-53-26
2. Jonathan Dibben (Gbr) 9-56-11
3. Pierre Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) 9-56-74
12. Joshua Papworth (Gbr) 10-08-82
23. Oliver Rossi (Gbr) 10-21-12

Criterium, 34km (22/07)

1. Joshua Papworth (Gbr) 47-34
2. Jonathan Dibben (Gbr)
3. Ondrej Rybin (Cze)
18. Oliver Rossi (Gbr) all st