Zoe Bäckstedt takes the Junior women’s rainbow jersey after an exemplary British display in Leuven

After taking silver in the time trial Bäckstedt won a two-woman sprint to prove herself a dominant force

Zoe Backstedt wins the 2021 Junior Women's World road race championships in Leuven, Belgium
(Image credit: Luc Claesen/Getty Images)

Zöe Bäckstedt took a stunning victory for Britain at the Junior Women’s World Championships road race in Leuven, Belgium after winning a two-up sprint to the line.

Just days after winning silver in the time trial, since then she celebrated her 17th birthday, the Welsh rider executed the perfect sprint to take the victory.

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