BEST OF 2016 ∞ On 15 October, the 20-year-old Danish road and track cyclist and former two-times junior World road champion Amalie Dideriksen becomes the World road champion in Doha, Qatar as she outsprints pre-race favourites such as Kirsten Wild, Lotta Lepistö, Chloe Hosking and defending world champion Lizzie Deignan. Dideriksen won in spite of a crash early on in the race and the fact that she only had two teammates, Julie Leth (pictured) and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, to help her – contrary to, say, Wild’s Dutch seven-woman strong team. By winning, she joined a select group riders consisting of Marianne Vos, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, Nicole Cooke and Dideriksen’s own national coach, Catherine Marsal, who are all former junior world champions who have since gone on to become elite world champions. Dideriksen is also the first ever Danish elite cyclist win a road world title.
Girl on right loses QOM to lady on left. Is totes okay with it because Voss.
Strava: “Bethany Hamilton is helping out at the Stage 4 race finish, so she wasn’t on Digswell Hill to see the professionals take her #StravaQOM. “Obviously I’m going to lose it – it’d be silly if I didn’t, really!” she said. “It will be interesting to see how fast they go up there, to see the difference in speeds.” If you are going to lose a QOM, @mariannevosofficial isn’t a bad person to lose it too. #WT2014 #WomensTour #WomensCycling”