It's silver for Julie De Wilde in Harrogate!

Julie De Wilde has brought Belgium a second silver medal at the cycling World Championships in Yorkshire, England, as America's Megan Jastrab ruled. De Wilde had mixed feelings: she was happy with the silver, but realised she came very close to something really special.  

After 86 kilometres through the Yorkshire countryside, it was a very tense final in the streets of Harrogate, in Northern England, to see who would catch the gold in the girls' junior category. Megan Jastrab and Russia's Aigul Gareeva, the new time trial champion, had escaped from the bunch with just 2 kilometres to go, but the bunch was right on their heels.  

After a crash had caused chaos, De Wilde made a strong comeback from the peloton with an impressive final sprint and even looked set to take first place, but Jastrab was out of reach. Lieke Nooijen of the Netherlands claimed the bronze. 

"I am proud of the silver, but gold is shining just a little bit more", De Wilde said. The East-Flemish cycling ace from Laarne had eyed the top-10 before the start. 


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