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Ashleigh 30th at World’s

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio was our top finisher in the women’s road race at the UCI World Road Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday, writes Mark Etheridge.

Thirtieth in the individual time trial earlier in the week, Moolman-Pasio improved her position to end 23rd in the race, contested over 140 kilometres.

She was given the same time as winner Girogia Bronzini of Italy (3hr 21min 28sec), indeed the first 43 riders were credited with the same time.

Two of Moolman-Pasio’s team-mates were all close to her at the finish line, Joanna van Winkel ending 34th and Cherise Taylor 34th.

The SA trio all had the satisfaction of beating all the championships individual time trial medallists, winner Judith Arndt of Germany, who ended in 59th spot, 17 seconds off the pace and Linda Melanie Villumsen and Emma Pooley of Great Britain.

The fourth member of Team SA, Robyn de Groot was 100th, 1:19 back in the field of 120 finishers.

Matching Moolman-Pasio’s 23rd spot was Jayde Julius in the junior men’s race on Saturday. Our sole entrant in the race of 126km, he clocked three seconds slower than winner Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier of France (2:48:58).