Annemiek van Vleuten won the women’s individual time trial at the Road World Championships on Tuesday in a Dutch one-two.
Van Vleuten clocked 28 minutes 50.35 seconds over the 21.1 kilometer course in Bergen, Norway, 12.16 seconds quicker than Dutch team mate Anna van der Breggen.
Australian Katrin Garfoot was third, almost 19 seconds slower.
“I still cannot believe it. This season I’ve surprised myself with what I can do,” Van Vleuten said. “To be world champion in the time trial, I never thought I’d be able to do this. This year I started to believe in it, and to be able to finish it off is incredible.
“To be an athlete, there are ups and downs, but the downs make the ups even more beautiful, I think. It’s also really beautiful without the crash in Rio, but this makes the story really special.”
2017 World Championships – Women’s Time Trial results:
|1||Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands)|
|2||Anna van Der Breggen (Netherlands)|
|3||Katrin Garfoot (Australia)|
|4||Chloe Dygert (United States)|
|5||Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands)|
|6||Linda Villumsen (New Zealand)|
|7||Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (South Africa)|
|8||Lauren Stephens (United States)|
|9||Hannah Barnes (Great Britain)|
|10||Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Denmark)|