Jessy Druyts finished second in the girls' race in the junior category. In a bunch sprint, she was only beaten by Britain's Lucy Garner. The 17-year-old proved far too strong for the others in the slightly uphill finish.
Despite the clear British win - Garner even had the time to look behind her before crossing the finish line - Jessy Druyts claimed that she could have won if she hadn't been hampered by a technical problem. Druyts, a 17-year-old from Wilrijk (near Antwerp) could not change gears when the final sprint started as someone had hit her back wheel just before: "At first I thought "there goes my top-10 spot" but I persisted and took second place. If it hadn't happened, I would have won."