Ellen Van Dijk wins Highway Biking World Championships time trial

Venue: Flanders, Belgium Dates: 19-26 September
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The Netherlands’ Ellen van Dijk gained her second Highway Biking World Championship time trial title as Britain’s Joss Lowden completed eighth.

Van Djik, 34, accomplished the 30.3km course in 36 minutes 05.28 seconds, 10.29 seconds forward of Switzerland’s Marlen Reusser in second.

Olympic champion and two-time winner Annemiek van Vleuten completed third.

Lowden was a bit beneath two minutes off the profitable time, whereas Nice Britain’s Pfeiffer Georgi was twenty fifth.

Van Dijk, who gained the World Championship time trial title in 2013 and rode solo to win the street race on the European Highway Championships 9 days in the past, set a blistering early benchmark in Flanders, Belgium.

Reusser, the penultimate rider to begin, seemed set for victory after she was the quickest on the two timing factors.

However the 30-year-old misplaced time within the remaining kilometres and matched the silver medals she gained on the World Championships in 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics.

Van Dijk’s victory means Dutch riders have gained 4 of the previous 5 World Championship time trials – final 12 months’s winner Anna van der Breggen opted to not compete so as to put together for Saturday’s elite street race.

Earlier on Monday, Denmark’s Johan Worth-Pejtersen gained the boys’s U23 time trial, 10 seconds forward of Australia’s Luke Plapp, with Belgium’s Florian Vermeersch ending third.

Britain’s Ethan Vernon got here seventh, 43 seconds off the profitable time.

Fellow Briton Lowden, 33, will try to interrupt the ladies’s hour file in Switzerland on 30 September as she appears to beat Vittoria Bussi’s mark of 48.007km, which the Italian set in Mexico in 2018.

World Highway Championships time trial

1. Ellen van Dijk (Ned) 36 minutes 05.28 secs

2. Marlen Reusser (Swi) +10.29 secs

3. Anne van der Breggen (Ned) +24.02 secs

4. Amber Neben (USA) +1 min 24.28 secs

5. Lisa Brennauer (Ger) +1 min 29.66 secs

6. Juliette Labous (Fra) +1 min 47.11 secs

7. Lisa Klein (Ger) +1 min 51.99 secs

8. Joss Lowden (GB) +1 min 59.53 secs

9. Riejanne Markus (Ned) +1 min 59.64 secs

10. Alena Amialiusik (Blr) +2 minutes 18.99 secs

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