Jeanson takes second gold at junior finals
TREVISO, ITALY (CP) -- Genevieve Jeanson of Lachine, Que., completed an unprecedented golden
sweep of the women's junior events at the world cycling championships for road
racers after winning the 65-km road race today.
Jeanson, 18, also won the individual time trial on Monday. She is the only
Canadian to ever win a world cycling road title at the senior or junior level.
"I still can't believe what happened, but deep down I knew I was capable of
winning two gold medals," said Jeanson, who decided to pursue a cycling career
three years ago.
"I'm very proud of myself. I'll be taking some vacations now and I'll have
a clear head that I absolutely did the best I could."
Jeanson clocked one hour 47 minutes 16 seconds for the win, edging German
Trixi Worrack by eight seconds.
Competition ends for Canadians today with the road race for the women's
elite. No Canadians are entered in Sunday's men's elite race.