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  A look at former winners will tell you that a win in the junior time trial is often a good indicator of success in the senior ranks. With limited racing opportunities for the best to race each other over the season it can often be a difficult race to predict

Past Winners

2014 Macey Stewart (AUS)
2013 Severine Eraud (FRA)
2012 Elinor Barker (GBR)
2011 Jessica Allen (AUS)
2010 Hanna Solovey (UKR)
2009 Hanna Solovey (UKR)
2008 Maria Grandt Petersen (DEN)
2007 Josephine Tomic (AUS)
2006 Rebecca Spence (NZL)
2005 Lisa Brennauer (GER)
2004 Tereza Hurikova (CZE)
2003 Bianca Purath-Knoepfle (GER)
2002 Anna Zugno (ITA)
2001 Nicole Cooke (GBR)
2000 Juliette Vandekerckhove (FRA)
1999 Geneviève Jeanson (CAN)
1998 Trixi Worrack (GER)
1997 Olga Zabelinskaïa (RUS)
1996 Rachael Linke (AUS)
1995 Linda Visentini (ITA)

The Route

The Contenders

Start list and start order available here

Anna-Leeza Hull (Australia)

Bronze medallist last year and heads in as arguably the big favourite. Reigning Oceania and Australian Champion and comes in with excellent form. Won the time trial at the Tour of the King Valley (Australian NRS) in August beating both Bridie O'Donnell and Taryn Heather, second and third at the elite Australian Championships.

Pernille Mathiesen (Denmark)

Finished second last year and the only rider able to stop Australian trio of Macey Stewart, Anna-Leeza Hull and Alex Manly taking a podium clean sweep. Won the Danish National Championship in June but we have seen little of her against the best juniors this year. Completed both the BeNe Ladies Tour and more recently the Lotto Belgium Tour against elite riders and that could give her advantage over some of the juniors.

Agnieszka Skalniak (Poland)

Took a strong 13 second victory at the European Championship at the beginning of August. As one of the major junior events Skalniak should come in with confidence knowing she has beaten her European rivals.

Yara Kastelijn (Netherlands)

The Dutch National Champion has already signed a contract for 2016 with the Rabo Liv squad and if that is not a good indicator of her talent then nothing is. Finished third at the European Championships but had the opportunity to race Tour de Feminin against a reasonably strong field.

Daria Pikulik (Poland)

Ninth last year and claimed the Polish time trial title in June but it is her performances on the track this year that really make her stand out as a huge talent. Claimed gold in the points race at the Junior World Championships and gold in the omnium at the European Championships.

Aafke Soet (Netherlands)

Dutch and European Champion in 2014 but hasn't seemed at quite the same level this year, finishing second and fourth respectively in the two events. Very strong against the clock but from limited racing internationally it seems her form is not quite the same as last year.

Kseniia Tcymbaliuk (Russia)

European Championship silver medallist, 13 seconds behind Skalniak of Poland. Has raced Gracia Orlova, Auensteiner-Radsporttage, Tour de Feminin and Internationale Thuringen Rundfahrt against professional riders and having those races in her legs could give her a big advantage over her competition.

Camila Valbuena (Colombia)

Pan American Champion the past two years and 11th at Worlds last year. Raced the PanAmerican Games time trial in July in an elite field finishing eighth.

Chloe Dygert (United States)

Dygert is the reigning US Champion in both the time trial and road race and heads in to the time trial as probably the best chance of a medal from the US pair. Put 16 seconds in to White in June at Nationals and with White having set a strong indicator of her talent last year Dygert looks to be a name to beat.

Emma White (United States)

Finished fifth last year 26 seconds behind the winner Macey Stewart and 16 behind Mathiesen and 13 behind Hull second and third who are both racing this year. White finished second at the US National Championships in June and has also raced the Amgen Tour of California and Chrono de Gatineau time trials against elite competition. With a rare opportunity to race on home soil at a World Championships expect her to be ready to fight for the podium.

Georgia Catterick (New Zealand)

A name that might not be well known by those in Europe but Catterick has the potential to produce a very strong result. From New Zealand but has spent a lot of time in 2015 racing in the Australian National Road Series racing against some strong competition. Catterick finished as the second junior 21 seconds behind Anna-Leeza Hull in the time trial at the Mersey Valley Tour earlier this year.

Juliette Labous (France)

French National Champion and fifth place finisher at the European Championships in August. Strong against the clock but might have a better chance in the road race.

Other names to watch: Susanne Andersen and Abby-Mae Parkinson.
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