Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) wins Women Individual Time Trial at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol

The Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten won the Women Individual Time Trial race at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol in Austria. The entirely Dutch podium was completed by Anna van der Breggen and Ellen van Dijk, who finished second and third respectively.

Photo credit: Innsbruck-Tirol 2018 / BettiniPhoto

1. Annemiek van Vleuten 34:25 (NED)
2. Anna van der Breggen (NED) +0:28
3. Elle van Dijk (NED) +1:25
4. Leah Kirchman (CAN) +1:26
5. Leah Thomas (USA) +1:32
6. Lucinda Brand (NED) +1:42
7. Amber Neben (USA) +1:47
8. Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN) +2:15
9. Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) +2:17
10. Tayler Wiles (USA)+2:31

Speaking seconds after the race the winner Annemiek van Vleuten said: “I know how nice it is to ride a bike with the beautiful Rainbow Jersey, so I didn’t have to feel under pressure to perform today, I just wanted to win like last year. It was a hard Time Trial because we also had to push on the descents. I was aware that I gained some time in the first part but I still rode fast afterwards. Our result with 1-2-3 for the Netherlands comes from the training camps we’ve done together for several years. Now we’re part of trade teams but the support we’ve got from our national federation has paid off today.”