2019 Cyclo-Cross European Championships

Puck Pieterse is the first woman JR European Champion in Silvelle

The Dutch youngster claimed the first historical European Women JR title, preceding France’s Onesti and a fellow Dutch Van Anrooij

The sun shines this morning in Silvelle di Trebaseleghe (Padua, Veneto, Northern Italy), together with the big prospects of international cyclo-cross. On Sunday November 10th, the UEC European Cyclo-cross Championships assigned the Women Junior title for the first time in their history.

Puck Pieterse confirmed the eve’s predictions moving on the attack in the first passages on a very tough muddy course. First gold medal for the Netherlands that topped the medal table in Rosmalen in 2018.

Pieterse preceded France’s Olivia Onesti and her fellow Dutch woman Shirin Van Anrooij, third, whilst Giada Borghesi, 12th, was the first Italian rider on the finish line.

The programme of the 2019 UEC European Cyclo-Cross Championships continues with the Men’s Junior competition.

Photo: Giacomo Podetti