Road World Championships 2021:Italian Elisa Balsamo outsprints Marianne Vos to take the rainbow jersey

The 2016 Junior champion comes of age beating Marianne Vos to rainbow glory

Elisa Balsamo beats Marianne Vos to take elite women's world title
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Twenty-three year old Italian Elisa Balsamo took a remarkable win at the World Championships on Saturday. 

Balsamo out-sprinted Marianne Vos to the win after a savage lead out by national champion Elisa Longo-Borghini. Three time winner Vos was out-classed in the final, unable to close her rival down and finishing second.

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