Canada’s Boilard delivered a stellar eighth-place result in the junior women’s 76.4km road race at the 2017 Road Worlds. Pirrone (ITA) took the win over Emma Jorgensen (DEN) in second, with Italy’s Letizia Paternoster in third. Team Canada’s Attwell was 37th, Jussaume was 63rd and Maggie Coles-Lyster finished in 70th. Boilard won gold at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Man. in July.
Staples had a superb day in the saddle in the main break for most of the day in the junior men’s 133.8km race, won by Julius Johansen (DEN). The break fell apart on the fourth lap as riders started attacking and the peloton closed in. Luca Rastelli (ITA) finished second, with teammate Michele Gazzoli in third.
The top Canuck was Chretien, the reigning Canadian junior champion, in 45th, as Staples fell back after a long hard day to finish 107th. Kurt Penno from Brandon, Man. was 116th and Michael Foley from Milton, Ont. did not finish.