Worlds Race Report: Ellen van Dijk is the World time trial champion for the third time. On the primary day of the highway World championship in Wollongong, Australia, she convincingly defended the rainbow jersey. Van Dijk beat Australian Grace Brown and the Swiss Marlen Reusser. Annemiek van Vleuten had a foul day and completed seventh.
One other Rainbow jersey for Ellen Van Dijk (Netherlands)
Ladies’s TT map and profile
4th place for Vittoria Guazzini of Italy
Van Dijk, who was the final to begin as final champion, recorded the quickest time on the first intermediate level. The 35-year-old Trek-Segafredo rider then steadily expanded that lead. She solely had to surrender one thing within the final quarter, however the title was not at risk.
Marlen Reusser took the bronze medal
In 2013 and 2021 she was additionally the perfect towards the clock. Van Dijk didn’t begin as the highest favorite in Wollongong. Final month she was defeated by Reusser on the European Time Trial Championships.
Silver medal for Australia’s Grace Brown
For Van Vleuten, the battle towards the clock ended as a disappointment. The winner of the Giro Donne, Tour de France Femmes and Vuelta a España didn’t have the legs as we speak and completed seventh with subsequent weeks highway race in her sights. On the end she needed to concede 1:43 on Van Dijk.
Prime trip from Van Dijk
Australian, Grace Brown was within the ‘Scorching Seat’ for a very long time and solely misplaced out to Van Dijk by 12 seconds. Third was Marlen Reusser of Switzerland at 41 seconds with Italian Vittoria Guazzini in fourth place.
Third time TT World champion – Ellen van Dijk
World champion, Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands): “I’ve but to grasp that I’m a three-time World time trial champion. I can’t consider it. I wasn’t conscious of the cut up occasions. I by no means need to know. I come fully into my very own world to get probably the most out of myself. After I hear the occasions of the opposite riders, I lose my focus. Till the end I had no thought what I used to be using for. I did hear my coach say it was going nicely and that I used to be using for one thing. I had agreed with my coach that I didn’t need to know something. The shock was nice once I crossed the end line and took the world title once more. I ready myself particularly for the time trial. I used to be right here per week earlier than. I had organized with the Dutch biking federation that I had a home near the circuit to remain in in order that I may prepare on the route every single day. My very own workforce helped me rather a lot. There are numerous elements, however the psychological side is an important. I’m now going to take pleasure in this gold medal. I’m proud of my three world titles.”
Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands), Grace Brown (Australia) and Marlen Reusser (Switzerland)
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World Championship Ladies’s Time Trial End result:
1. Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) in 44:29
2. Grace Brown (Australia) at 0:12
3. Marlen Reusser (Switzerland) at 0:41
4. Vittoria Guazzini (Italy) at 0:52
5. Leah Thomas (USA) at 1:18
6. Kristen Faulkner (USA) at 1:25
7. Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) at 1:43
8. Georgia Baker (Australia) at 1:46
9. Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) at 1:50
10. Anna Kiesenhofer (Austria) at 1:56.