Amalie Dideriksen wins World Championships women's road race title; Lizzie Deignan fourth

Lizzie Deignan finishes fourth in her attempt to defend her World Championships road race title as Denmark's Amalie Didiriksen upsets the favourites to win

Amalie Dideriksen wins the junior womens road race at the 2014 World Road Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) upset the odds to win the UCI World Championships road race, beating race favourite Kirsten Wild (Netherlands) and Lotta Lepisto (Finland) to the line in a tense finish in Doha, Qatar.

The 20-year-old double junior world champion kept her powder dry throughout the 134.5km race, overcoming the disparity in number of teammates compared to her rivals to take the rainbow stripes with a well-timed sprint.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.