Zoe Backstedt and Joshua Tarling win junior world time trial silver medals

Zoe Backstedt (L) will have a good time her seventeenth birthday on Friday, 24 September

Nice Britain’s Zoe Backstedt and Joshua Tarling have gained silver within the junior time trial occasions on the Street Biking World Championships in Belgium.

Backstedt ,16, lined the ladies’s 19.4 km course in 25 minutes 16.13 seconds, 10.64 seconds slower than winner Alena Ivanchenko of Russia.

Nice Britain team-mate Maddy Leach completed fifth.

Backstedt’s fellow Welsh rider Tarling additionally claimed silver within the males’s occasion whereas Finlay Pickering completed eighth.

Backstedt, who will journey the highway race on Saturday, gained gold on the Cyclocross Junior World Cup earlier this yr.

Her earlier successes embody gold in each the time trial and highway race on the European Youth Olympics in 2019.

The Pontyclun rider’s elder sister Elynor, 19, gained bronze within the Junior Street World Championship time trial in each 2018 and 2019.

Her father Magnus took stage victories in each the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia and gained the Paris-Roubaix basic in 2004, whereas her mom, Megan, competed for Wales on the Commonwealth Video games.

Tarling beforehand rode for Staff Backstedt, a growth squad arrange by the previous skilled. He switched to Belgian workforce FlandersColor Galloo for 2021, which has proved to be a extremely profitable yr for the 17-year-old from Aberaeron.

He gained gold in each the workforce pursuit and omnium on the European Monitor Championships, and in addition gained factors race gold on the British Monitor Championships, the place he gained a silver and two bronzes in different occasions.

Tarling, who additionally has the highway race nonetheless to come back on Friday, was very happy with second place within the World Championship time trial regardless of main the timing-board till ultimately being overtaken by Denmark’s Gustav Wang.

“I am undoubtedly not upset with silver,” he stated.

“I gave all of it I had and I am relieved to be trustworthy, it was a very long time sitting on that sizzling seat factor. It was nervous, however I am relieved.”

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