Women's world champion Amalie Dideriksen shows off new rainbow jersey

Amalie Dideriksen has shown off her rainbow jersey for the first time

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Surprise 2016 women's world road race champion Amalie Dideriksen has been given her first senior rainbow jersey.

Dideriksen shocked the Dutch team in Doha to sprint to victory and deny the attempts of trade teammate Lizzie Deignan (née) Armitstead  to defend her title.

Now, Danish rider Dideriksen has taken to Twitter to show off her new stripes and for the second successive year the rainbow bands belong on the shoulders of a Boels-Dolmans rider.

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The stripes aren't the first Dideriksen have worn: she is a two-time junior world champion. 

Quite amazingly, her win in Qatar was only her fourth success as a professional, with her previous best result at the top-level of cycling winning the Denmark National Championships in 2015.

If you hadn't heard about her before last month, she's sure to stand out in her stripes in 2017.

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