Garner said: “It was only after I watched it back that I realised I was argy bargy with best in the world.”
Having made a name for herself with two brilliant sprint victories in the Junior World Championship Road Races in 2010 and 2011, Garner said that top-level racing is far more intense.
“In junior racing you kick really hard for sprint. The women are already racing at a high pace before the finish, so that’s the biggest change,” she said.
“Before the finish, I was going pretty hard and so I had to push hard to try sprint on top of that. But I think I rode sensibly before the finish and did not waste any energy.”